Emilio Gomez He played one of the best games of his career. He became the champion in three hours and 18 minutes Salinas Challenger.

In the final, on the night of April 9, he defeated the American Nicolas Moreno de Alboran 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), by a fraction of 7-5.

Emilio overcame adversity and played virtually a losing game Rival That he was strong and inaccessible in many divisions of the game and had two advantages for settling duality.

Moreno of Alboran He was set up and 5-3 (40-0), that is, he had three ‘match points’ with his serve, while in the final set he went 5-2 and served twice for the match, another match point.

Its claws Gomez He appeared, ran and fought at every point until he turned it around, creating a frenzy among the crowd present. So the scoreboard turned and was 6-5 ahead for Emilio, but with a survey by Nicholas, who was absorbed by the pressure.

Unfortunately for him, his best shot at the end failed, as he kept a forehand on the net, expressing insanity. Ecuadorian tennis player Who fell to the ground and celebrated with the fans.

“I still do not know what is happening. I don’t know what happened in this match. A lot Match points, Not playing my best tennis but many breaks, always behind, but we are working with my whole team. It’s living in the moment, living in the present, and I really can’t believe it. ” Emilio Gomez Which added the third challenger title to his career.

“It simply came to our notice then. The truth is, I have no words to describe this moment, it’s impressive. “

Gomez remembers his grandfather who died just a month ago, a loss that hit him hard because he admitted.

“I am dedicating this title to the public. To all who are impressed, to my friends, to my family, I cannot thank them enough for their support. I dedicate this I win my mother, His brother and my grandmother. My grandfather died virtually a month ago, but I think he would have been very impressed if someone had taken care of me and saved those match points and all those breaks. ”

Thanks to this championship, Emilio will rise from 148 to 130 ATP, achieving the best ranking of his career.


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