Panamanian Chad Valdés Jr stands out in Miami tournament


12/08/2021 – 9:31 AM

At just 14 years old, Chad Valdés Jr makes his way into international tennis. A few days ago, the Panamanian promise won the third place (semifinalist) of the prestigious USTA Hard Court Championships tournament, which took place in Miami, United States.

In this event, reserved for players in the 18-year-old category, the Panamanian tennis player took his breed, but fell in the semifinals against Jarde Zinn, after standing out against players who were four years older than him.

“I am satisfied with my performance, this contributes to continue focused on my career and my technique. Thank you all for your support as always,” said the player, who recently participated as a sparring partner for the team that represented Panama in the Cup. Davis.

Valdés Jr is the current # 1 for the Junior Davis Cup (up to 16 years old), where Panama will participate in January 2022.

With this result, Valdés Jr continues his growth process as a tennis player, since he adds points for the ranking of the USTA (United States Tennis Association for its acronym in English). In addition, this event is part of your preparation for the upcoming tours of ITF tournaments in the region, also valid for the world rankings.

At the moment, Chad is planning to participate in the tournaments for the world rankings, the ITF “Panama La Vieja Bowl” (August 21) and Panama Canal Bowl (August 30). In these two tournaments to be played in Panama, players from all over the world will compete. Then, Chad Jr. will have the opportunity to participate in a tour in Nicaragua, to play the ITF Bowls.

But not only Valdés Jr stood out in the United States, Panamanian tennis had a good time last weekend in Miami. In the Open category, Panamanian Marcelo Rodríguez reached the semifinals of the Casely $ 10,000 Championships Open tournament and his compatriot Zulay Castañeda was a finalist in the Ladies’ Open.




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