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“I received many death threats while I was a tennis player”

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Last June, Jaime Fillol turned 75 years old and recently he reviewed not only his tennis career, but also his life: the former national racket revealed that received death threats in the 1970s.

In an interview with Las Últimas Noticias, he recalled a 1975 Davis Cup: a semifinals against Sweden that were played without an audience and with police control. “It was a tense moment. It all started because, after beating South Africa, I received a death threat. They said they would kill me if I was going to play SwedenFillol recounted.

Regarding the author of said threat, the former tennis player stated that “we only learned later that It was the work of a Swedish pastor who was leading a local group where there were some Chilean exiles“.