Juan Ignacio Londero opens on battling depression, being afraid of dying

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Juan Ignacio Londero opens on battling depression, being afraid of dying

Argentine tennis player Juan Ignacio Londero went through a dark period in 2020 and 2021 but is now feeling much better. In his interview with La Nacion, Londero opened on battling depression. Londero, 28, enjoyed a breakout year on the Tour in 2019.

Back then, Londero won his maiden ATP title in Cordoba and achieved a career-high ranking of No. 50 in the world. Londero was hoping to continue his rise in 2020 but unfortunately that didn't happen. "It all started with the pandemic.

When tennis resumed I had many doubts. I had to start over because of the six months of inactivity. I made mistakes. 2020 ended and I was in a very bad mood. In 2021 I thought I was going to change, I changed my diet, I was underweight, I was afraid of dying, I thought I was going to catch a disease...

things got into my head and I don't know why. I was afraid, afraid of everything and there was too much going on in my mind. I started playing, I wasn't winning, I was scared and was panicking on the court, the depression started," Londero told La Nacion.

Londero is now feeling much better

After the 2021 US Open, Londeru returned home and played only tournaments in South America in the rest of 2021. Londero ended runner-up at the Montevideo Challenger and made the Florianapolis semifinal in his last tournament of the 2021 season.

Being at home and making a couple of good results helped Londero lift his spirits up and enter the preseason in good spirits. Londero didn't play any events in January but he kicked off his 2022 season this week in Cordoba.

Londero made a positive start to his year, beating Yannick Hanfmann and Pedro Martinez in straight sets to make the quarterfinal. The worst is behind Londero and hopefully he will stay in positive spirits and enjoy a good 2022 season.