The Canadian tennis player with Ecuadorian roots Leylah Fernández assured this October 27, 2021, in Guayaquil, that he dreams of playing the Roland Garros and win that tournament, one of the main in the world.
The immediate and greatest dream of Fernández, of an Ecuadorian father, will be to win the Roland Garros, as he assured that loves to play on clay courts. “Playing at Roland Garros is my dream and I hope to win that tournament,” he reiterated at a press conference.
She said she will return “home (Boynton Beach, Florida, EEUU) next week to start the preseason from November 15 “, with a view to his” commitments next year, which will start with the Australia Open“, With the same technical team that his father (Jorge) commands and a physical trainer.
He recalled that about five years ago he wanted, together with his sister, represent Ecuador in tournaments to have at his side the flag of this country.
“I don’t know what happened, they have to ask my dad, after a few months the results came back and everyone called me: Leylah Fernández the Canadian, I think some things were difficult. But In every game I play and in every interview I give, I will represent Ecuador the best possible, with a good attitude and emotion in order to thank them ”, he added.
Said know the quality and Ecuadorian tennis capacity and he predicted that he would soon see his compatriots among the best in the world, both women and men.
“Honestly, the Ecuadorian tennis players are very good, they have a good level. So, the most important thing will be the opportunities they have to travel, to play international tournaments and here in Ecuador to climb the ranking. I can see a future with more Ecuadorians in the top 100, “he said.
The runner-up of the recent US Open visits Ecuador to reconnect with his grandparents and other relatives, and to accompany his younger sister who participate in the W25 in the city of origin of his father, who also obtained Canadian citizenship.
Bianca Fernández, Leylah’s younger sister, participates in the ITF World Tennis Tour en the one that is “her sparring, doing a little physical, supporting her and giving her positive energy as she gave me during the week of the US Open”, said the tennis player 19 years old.
She indicated feeling “very happy that Ecuador is in the Davis Cup finals“, From next November against Spain and Russia.
He also specified that, just as he always seeks to highlight his Ecuadorian roots, the Salinas canton where his paternal grandparents live, and his Canada, He also said that he will do it for the Philippines in tribute to his mother, for which he remarked that his heart will get bigger and bigger in gratitude to his three nationalities.