Guido Pella (30 years old) hints that the pandemic could remove him

The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic in all areas of life affects more than it seems to the tennis players on the circuit. Even the great Roger Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slams, confesses that he has a hard time “finding the motivation” to train. Others, like Guido Pella, even think that inactivity since the circuit stopped in March may end his career. The one from Bahía Blanca, who is only 30 years old and is 35th in the world ranking, does not rule out withdrawal.

“I am very critical of my performance, and I do not know if I will return to play at the level I was at, nor do I know if I will have pain after six months when I resume. or if I'm going to have to say: 'boys, I've come this far' “, Pella told in a video chat with TN that Olé collects.

If the level does not give me I have to say 'I have come this far'. Or maybe I come back and adapt, but the uncertainty is so great that I don't want to give any prognosis. Or I go back to training and get injured, and then the recovery is much longer. Today I'm like I've never played“, Guido, winner of a title, recognized on the land of Sao Paulo in 2019, and finalist in four other tournaments.” I will see in practice, little by little: instead of doing six sets of crunches, I will do two; instead of training four hours, I will do one. I will return little by little, adjusting the loads. On the competitive side, I'm afraid to return, because I don't know if this pandemic will mark the end of my career, “Pella explained.