Alejandro Tabilo rejects ’s invitation

Alejandro Tabilo rejects ’s invitation
Alejandro Tabilo rejects Novak Djokovic’s invitation

Alejandro Tabilo (32°) defeated the Chinese Zhang Zhizhen (56th) by 6-3 and 6-4, and advanced to the semifinals of the Rome Masters 1000which allows him to be living the best story in his tennis career.

In the tournament in Italy, where he will play the semifinal against Alexander Zverev, he had the luxury of leaving his rivals behind in spectacular matches. (1st) and the Russian Karen Khachanov (18th), which made him have the world’s attention on his game.

But it was not the first time that he crossed paths with the Serbian number one on the planet in recent days, because they revealed an incredible story with an invitation that was very difficult to refuse, in the run-up to Rome and that changed history for Tabilo.

According to La Tercera, the Chilean tennis player rejected a call that Djokovic himself made to him and that could have changed the situation, in a decision where his father was key.

Alejandro Tabilo beat Djokovic in Rome. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Alejandro Tabilo beat Djokovic in Rome. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

A break for Djokovic

It was after being eliminated from Madrid, when the phone rang for Tabilo, on the other end of the line was Novak Djokovic who invited him to train together.

“The invitation to go train with him for four days in Montenegro, naturally with all expenses paid. That’s where the paternal advice arose,” which changed history.

I told him not to go. They were already looking at him. Obviously, it was a success.“, commented Ricardo Tabilo to the aforementioned media, in a story that is difficult for fans to believe.

Tabilo decided, at that time, to compete at Challenger 175 in Aix-en-Provence, where he was champion, by defeating the Spanish Jaume Munar (73rd) in two sets, which made him reach 32nd place in the world, just a few years ago. days his best position.

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