Nicolas Almagro: "We respect the rules so that we can go out as soon as possible"



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Nicolas Almagro: "We respect the rules so that we can go out as soon as possible"

Nicolas Almagro, former World No. 9, has been retired for a little over a year from professional tennis. Now living with his family in Murcia, his native city, he is conscious that the current global health situation will improve only if we all do our part.

In fact, when he was asked by the ATP how he is handling this quarantine situation, the Spaniard said, “Very well, quiet at home with the two little ones. We are doing well, learning things and, above all, respecting the rules of confinement so that we can go out on the street as soon as possible”.

Almagro had announced his retirement on April 8 in 2019, and he has been enjoying his time off professional tennis since the. “Now I lead a quiet life, a family life with my wife and my children,” he told the ATP.

“But also, I try to help in tournaments as much as possible, like Acapulco, where I went to be part of the team. I am also helping some players to make the jump onto the professional Tour. I am helping three American players between the ages of 15 and 18, who have the intention of taking a step forward [in their career]."

Almagro added that his initiative was frozen by the pandemic, "[The players] contacted me to work together and I liked the idea. I decided to start with them, but this situation we are living in has not allowed us to launch the project yet”.