Dodging severe stomach problems, and the tennis of a rival who started strong, the Yucatecan Rodrigo Pacheco Méndez entered the quarterfinals of the Yucatan Youth World Cup, in an intense day in which, if everything went positive, the left-handed man from Merida I would play up to three games.
At 1 in the afternoon, when the sun was breaking stone, they opened this third round match on the “Lorenzo Molina Casares” stadium field. Many said, inappropriate to play, but that’s the way sport is. None of the contestants let their guard down, Pacheco and the German Yannick Kelm, who used his powerful serve to maintain his game until he had a drop in the definition of the twelfth point, which was the one that decided everything, first in the initial set, 7-5, and then to go to the second 6-2.
Rodrigo, when they were 3-3 in the first, asked the assists for a pill to control stomach problems.
“I had a very late breakfast… I felt very full, I felt very sick and wanted to vomit. Although over time I got better, it went away, and I was able to start playing better. In the end, he got tired due to the heat, he began to play very high and he couldn’t keep up that way,” said the Yucatecan youth,
An hour after his victory in singles, he was scheduled to play doubles, and if he won in pairs, he would play again at 9 pm, in what could be one of the most chaotic days for a player in Copa Yucatán.
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