Rinderknech dedicated the victory to his grandmother, who died five days ago

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The French Arthur Rinderknechtwho qualified this Friday for the semifinals of Gijon Open ATP 250 by eliminating the Spanish Pablo CarrenoOr, he dedicated the victory to his grandmother, who died five days ago, adding that it was “incredible” to play in front of the public that gathered at the La Guía Sports Pavilion for the support of the local player: ” It was hard for me but I loved it.”

Rinderknech, number 56 in the world and defeated Carreño (15) 4-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (16), declared that he dedicated the victory achieved after more than three hours of play to his grandmother. “I want to give my victory to my grandmother who died 5 days ago and I was not able to be with my family in France, so I am playing for her this week and this victory is for her,” he said.

Regarding the match, he explained that in the first set he did not feel well: “I tried to fight it but it was very complicated, then I thought of my grandmother and decided to give everything, try to win and luckily. I was able to win it for her, although I don’t know how I did it” .

Rinderknech, who reached the quarterfinals after defeating compatriot Constant Lestienne in the round of 16 and beating Spaniard Carlos Taberner in the first round, praised the “hard work” he put into his coach every day to achieve these results. “We’re doing our best and see how far we can go,” the Frenchman said.

Source: La Verdad

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