‘Help Me Please..’- Riveting Moment at French Open as 23-Year-Old Argentine Tennis Player Reveals Emotional Detail About Late Sister That Propelled Him to Glory

Published 06/06/2023, 3:38 PM EDT

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The rising Argentine tennis player, Tomas Martin Etcheverry, has been making waves at the 2023 French Open with his impressive performances. The Argentine defeated Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-1 on Monday evening. However, it was not just his exceptional skills on the court that caught the attention last night. Etcheverry made an emotional admission about his late sister after his fourth-round win at the 2023 French Open. It surely tugged at the heartstrings of everyone on the court.

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Etcheverry’s unbreakable connection with his late sister

Since the tragic passing of Tomas Etcheverry’s sister Magali from breast cancer in 2022, the Argentine star has carried her memory with him both on and off the court. “I always ask my sister for strength. She always gives it to me. At a big moment I said “Magui help me please.” It helped me put an ace.” Etcheverry stated in the post match interview.

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However, this isn’t the first instance where the Argentine has dedicated his feat to his late sister. “I am going through a very difficult time personally as a result of my sister’s death, who fought like a lion to the end against cancer. So this win. My dedication is to her, who surely encourages me from heaven,” Etcheverry reportedly said after the biggest win of his career against Aslan Karatsev in the 2022 Tel Aviv Open.

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The next challenge awaits: Tomas Etcheverry vs. Alexander Zverev

While Etcheverry has been playing phenomenally in French Open 2023, the upcoming challenge in the quarterfinals comes in the form of Alexander Zverev, a seasoned player with vast experience on the grand stage.

Although it comes with a huge W/L ratio of 355/164 and 19/28, the quarterfinal clash promises to be an enthralling battle between two talented players. And Etcheverry is determined to continue his incredible journey.

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“I think he has a lot of more experience than me, but I feel really good to play against him, you know. I am playing incredible tennis this week, and just I have to focus on my game and trying to do the same like I am doing all the days” Etcheverry stated in the post-match press conference.

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Etcheverry’s story serves as a reminder that triumph can emerge from tragedy, and that the power of love and connection can transcend the boundaries of the physical world. With the quarterfinals on the horizon, all eyes will be on Etcheverry as he seeks to translate his emotional strength into another remarkable victory on the courts of French Open 2023.

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Ansh Tandon

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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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