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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday April 18, 2022

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday April 18, 2022

Tommy Robredo, card-carrying member of the legendary Spanish Armada, has called it quits on a career that lasted 23 seasons, featured 12 ATP titles and topped out with a No.5 ATP ranking.

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The 39-year-old Spaniard bowed out with a 6-1, 6-1 loss to compatriot Bernabe Zapata Miralles on Monday in Barcelona. He finishes with over 100 weeks in the Top-10, seven Grand Slam quarterfinals played and 533 career wins, which leaves his sixth all-time among Spanish players.

Most ATP wins, all-time Spanish players:

Nadal, 1048
Ferrer, 734
Orantes, 722
Moya, 575
Verdasco, 557
Robredo, 533
Lopez, 503

Robredo was a master of the five-set battles, a physically fit phenom that made the most out of his gifts by employing his trademark tenacity to outwork his peers, especially on the red clay where he won 261 matches and claimed 11 of his 12 titles.

In 2013 at Roland Garros, Robredo became the first player to rally from two sets down in three consecutive matches at the same Grand Slam since Henri Cochet, 86 years prior, in 1927.

In total Robredo won 17 five-setters and lost five over the course of his career.

2006 was a banner year for Robredo that saw him win 49 matches, qualify for the ATP finals, and claim his first Masters 1000 title at Hamburg.

He also played a starring role in Davis Cup, particularly in 2004, when he played in all four ties as Spain won its second of six titles.

“I dreamt of being a tennis player and I managed to get very good in the world of tennis, with big titles and achievements. I’m very happy that people have been able to enjoy it, but above all that I’ve done what every child dreams of, being a professional,” Robredo told

Musetti Powers Past Baez

Elsewhere at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti notched a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Argentina’s Sebastian Baez to set a second-round clash with Dan Evans.

The 20-year-old improves to 5-2 on clay in 2022. He defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime at Monte-Carlo last week en route to the round of 16.

Other scores from Monday:

Federico Coria d. Marcos Giron, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Egor Gerasimov d. Adrian Mannarino, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Soonwoo Kwon d. Benoit Paire, 6-4, 6-4
Mackenzie McDonald d. Hugo Grenier, 6-7(2), 6-1, 7-6(2)
Jaume Munar d. Gian Marco Moroni, 6-2, 6-4
Brandon Nakashima d. Nicolas Alvarez Varona, 7-6(6), 6-3


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