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Marcelo Arevalo after Davis Cup loss to Ireland: ‘The players lack training, but they will raise the level’



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Marcelo Arevalo highlighted the efforts of the Salvadoran team and the support of the Sonsonateco people in the playoffs against El Salvador. Ireland’s equivalent of Davis Cup World Group II. The European team won with a total score of 4-1.

Sonsonate, the hometown of Cello Arevalo, hosted a Davis Cup competition for the first time in history, thanks to the construction of two first-class clay courts in record time.

“El Salvador lost, but Sonsonate won. And we are very happy to have two new courts available to the public and a free academy for children,” said the 32-year-old tennis player. commented. .

“We wanted to win the series, but we have to look for the positive side of things. There will be a lot of kids in Sonsonate who will have the option and opportunity to practice tennis for free to grow.”Sports environment,” Cello emphasized, recalling that tennis changed his life and earned him a scholarship to study in the United States.

After the loss, the Salvadoran team will play the playoffs. Permanence of World Group II with the rivals will be determined by the pre-match draw scheduled for February 2024.

“We knew it was going to be a complicated series. Ireland have some world-ranked players and we knew the doubles would be an important match. “The result was unknown and we lost the series 3-1 to Ireland,” he said.

Tennis player Arevalo, who is ranked 16th in the world doubles rankings, also emphasized the dedication of his teammates.

“El Salvador came out and we tried our best, but sometimes it’s not enough to win the game and we have to keep working as a team. You have to feel it,” Mr. Cello said, giving another evaluation.

Sonsonateko benefited from the Irishman’s experience and training.

“These guys (Irish) play in professional tournaments all year round. We have some guys who are ranked 800 in the world, some guys who played four years in college in the US and are going to play in future tournaments. .I think they’re the ones who play, ‘Well, the ones who blank a lot,’ he said.

Marcelo also said that this shot in Davis Cup was a good experience.

“I think our kids need a little more training and a little more play, and that’s what we’re trying to give them. Cesar Cruz is only 17 years old. Diego Duran is 18 years old. “It’s a young team and I believe they will raise the level in the coming years and we will become even stronger,” he said.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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