But for FERNANDEZ, Lima 2019 was only a warm-up. The wheelchair tennis star travels to New York, United States on Sunday to compete in the US Open.
“A big challenge awaits me there,” he said, referring to his possible fourth major title of the year, and the chance of completing tennis’ Grand Slam.
“Of course, I would love to win again and take that fourth title. But it will be hard. It’s been a rough year. I have been playing a lot. You need to stay fit, get ready for the next match.
“Here I played on clay, next week I’ll play on hard court. It’s difficult at times. But I will try to keep going.
“I don’t see my previous results and being the current number one in the world as a form of pressure.
“Instead I see it the other way around. Being the best in the world is an award for me, my family and everyone that supports me. It feels great to be in that position. It’s a result of all the hard work I put into the sport.”