Padel World Press - the brazilian player Pablo Lima has announced through his social networks that the 2023 season will be his last as a professional player, yes, next to Coki Nieto and fighting every tournament.
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Pablo Lima «This will be my 23rd season as a professional player. I have won, lost, enjoyed and above all learned and matured a lot during all this time.
After thinking about it quite calmly and calmly, I have made the decision that this will be my last year as a professional player. It has not been an easy decision but I am convinced that it is the right one.
I have the same desire, commitment and enthusiasm as all the previous ones. But it will undoubtedly be a different and very special season.
I will fight until the end with the will and attitude that characterize me. Let's not say goodbye yet because the last point has not yet arrived.
Let 2023 come!»
Very sad news for all paddle tennis lovers who have enjoyed years and years of a player who has already gone down in history. Not only because of the infinity of titles that he has achieved and for being number one in the world for years.
Also for being a clear example of perseverance, effort and struggle. An athlete who has given everything in the 20 × 10 with all the couples with whom he has formed a team; Juani Mieres, Fernando Belasteguin, Ale Galán, Paquito Navarro, Franco Stupaczuk…
The first displays of affection from his ex-colleagues and friends have already been seen as Ale Galán who has shown his affection towards the Brazilian by thanking him for the time in which they shared the bench:
Today you have announced that this 2023 will be your last season competing.
I am proud to have been able to accompany you on part of your journey and to have shared the track with a number 1 like you. Thank you for choosing me at that time and although it was short it was an exciting time. pic.twitter.com/eRmQ6OubeN
- Ale Galán (@alegalan96) February 8, 2023
Now he will face his last season as a player alongside Coki Nieto, a couple with all the ingredients to fight at the top of the ranking, fighting each title as if it were their last.
Let's hope that this farewell is in style, raising the most important titles of the year.