Canarian tennis player Carla Suárez travel this Tuesday to Paris to dispute his last Roland Garros before its withdrawal, and it does “with a huge illusion” and “wanting to jump on the court”, after undergoing treatment for six months to overcome Hodgkin lymphoma.
After being 17 months away from the circuit, Suárez wants to put the finishing touch to his sports career in 2021 on the tracks.
“It makes me really excited to be able to participate in Roland Garros,” said Carla. “I have been working these last few months to give myself the opportunity to compete one last time on the clay of Paris. I am looking forward to jumping onto the pitch and feeling again how special this tournament has always been for me, ”he added in a statement to his communication team.
He played his last match on the circuit on February 25, 2020 in Doha.
“Tennis has given me many things and I have always wanted to say goodbye on a court. Being able to choose the last shot, having the ability to set myself a date is something I wanted from my heart. This was the illusion that has moved me to train hard in recent times, ”he said.
Carla Suárez debuted at Roland Garros in 2008 and has disputed eleven editions. He reached the quarterfinals in 2008 and 2014.
“It is a tournament that has given me some of the best moments of my career. My first great result was produced on these tracks, I have very good memories after all these years and it is a joy to be able to come for the last time to compete in Paris. They are going to be some very nice days and I hope to be able to enjoy them to the fullest ”, he indicated.
She will be accompanied in Paris by Lourdes Domínguez, who has guided the Canary Islands’ track preparation in recent months.
The main draw draw will take place this Thursday.