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Pella unsure if he likes tennis

22nd July 2019, 16:02 by Simon Barlow

Wimbledon quarter-finalist Guido Pella admits he does not actually know if he likes tennis but does it because he can earn a living.

The 29-year-old reached a career-high ATP ranking of 21 in May after taking the title in Sao Paulo, benefitting from one of the best first-serve percentages on the men's tour.

He returned to Argentina for a break following his Wimbledon run - where he beat Milos Raonic before going down in four sets to Roberto Bautista Agut - and talked about his life on tour, including his love of Disney and fear of air travel.

"I do not know if I like to play tennis, even at the age of 29, I do not know if it's what I like to do," he told TV show Podemos Hablar.

"I do it because I do it well and because it allows me to live from this...so imagine me training at age 14, in a boarding house, without liking tennis, only in Buenos Aires, without feeling that it was my thing."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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