The Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño won this Saturday the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, the fifth medal for Spain, after defeating the number one in the world, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, by two sets to one, 6-4, 6-7 (6) and 6-3.
“I think it is the greatest achievement of my life. After yesterday’s defeat I have felt all the support and all the affection of the people. I had to give it my all once after losing the second set. I think everyone thought that this was already done, but I have managed to remake myself and I think it has been thanks to all of Spain. You have encouraged me, you have supported me. I have not been able to give more, but I have given everything and I hope it has served to reward all the affection I felt “, Carreño declared after the meeting.
The tennis player from Gijón also wanted to send a message of affection through a video in which he confessed to whom he dedicated his victory. “For my girlfriend, for my mother, for my family, for Gijón. For all of Spain. For all those who support me. For my coaches, the academy, my club, the Group. To everyone,” Carreño declared.
Carreño defended all his services for retain the advantage and displayed his best tennis in the last game in dispute, who won on the fifth match point to take the victory and the bronze medal in two hours and 47 minutes of the match. This was the fifth time that Carreño and Djokovic faced each other and the second that the Asturian defeated him, after the 2020 United States Open.