Pablo Cuevas’ Quotes as well as Goals, Beloved Daughter, Dreams & so on
I first rose to prominence after winning the 2008 Roland Garros men’s doubles title with Luis Horna. It’s been a long journey. On the one hand, I am very happy with the ranking that I have reached, but on the other hand I’m not surprised because it isn’t something that just happened overnight. It’s thanks to years of hard work. I’ve been taking baby steps. This is the most important step in terms of my ranking, but it’s just one more step.
I`m the only player from Uruguay inside the Top 400 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, so I have been receiving plenty of attention at home for my accomplishments this year. With my brother, Martin, currently flying the flag for tennis in Uruguay, I`m hopeful my results will encourage kids in the country to pick up a racquet.
In some way, I’m doing my bit to make tennis more popular in Uruguay. It’s a good thing for sport in general in Uruguay, and above all for tennis.
Looking at things from a positive point of view, the injuries came when I was making progress, so I had a feeling that I still had the potential to do even more.
It`s important to me to get together with my friends and team just to have barbeque or so.
If you look at the Emirates ATP Rankings, there is a lot distance between The Top 20 and the Top 10. I’m going to work and fight to see if I can make it. If I get myself into the Top 15 and start 2017 in this position, then I could make Top 10 my goal.
One of the most important things in my life is my family, and especially this little kid.
Together with my wife and daughter we are learning to enjoy traveling together.
When I got the news that I will be a father I was paralyzed, the first week I was worried, imagining how it would be, but after the first ten days it was a big turn of thoughts and everything became positive.
I`m a player from the back of the court but aggressive, trying, if possible, dominate the match. I think when I can be aggressive and do not worry much then it would be the best game.
I’m fine physically, I feel I have evolved a number of things on the court, I understand more than what the competition is, so I think I’m in good form and I hope to stretch the race a few years, continue to enjoy and follow getting better.
Retirement is something that still looks far, the only thing that is clear is that it will remain connected to tennis and Uruguay. It would be selfish of me all the years I lived tennis and everything I learned not to dump my knowledge here in the national tennis. I’m still not clear how, if being coach, collaborating, performing events or the part more in court, but somehow keep connected with tennis.
I am now 5-1 in ATP World Tour final appearances, all on clay courts. It’s not easy to repeat because you have pressure as the defending champion. But winning in Rio against Nadal gave me a lot of confidence. I’m very proud of the way I handled the conditions here and to win again in Sao Paulo.
I love to travel, but sometimes I like to slow down and rest a few weeks, but the circuit is very demanding. During the year there are weeks when I come home, have a rest for two days and start training back. I have 15 consecutive days without training in November, doing nothing, it was real vacation.
Rather than throwing me off my rhythm, it seems to have given me the balance that I needed on the circuit with my family coming with me as I travel from one stop to another on the ATP circuit. I found out that I was going to be a father the week I won in Barranquilla, and from that point onwards, I started to win my first ATP titles. The Tour actually became a lot easier when I had my wife and daughter with me, because when you’re alone and things aren’t going well, all you can think of doing is going back home.
In the early 2000s it was the era of the so called “Legion Argentina”, because the neighboring country had become a powerhouse of world tennis with several players in the top 25 in the world ranking, including Gaston Gaudio, Guillermo Canas Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian. That litter of players was the closest reference that had earned me inspiration and understanding that, if it went well, I would be able to play tennis. Thus it began a long journey that led me to leave my family, my friends, my city and high school at age 16, when I moved to St. Lucia del Este to the house of my coach Felipe and his wife , who became my second family. My parents always supported me in every decision I was taking to get close to sports, even when I went home or when I left high school.
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