Peru’s tennis player Luis Horna announces his retirement

Isabel Guerra

Horna announced in tears his retirement from tennis.

Luis announced he will retire from professional tennis after the "Challenger of Lima," begining this coming weekend.

"I’ve decided to leave professional tennis after the Challenger of Lima," were the first words Horna said at a press conference he called to announce his future at professional tennis and the Davis Cup.

"Lucho" was away from the courts during several months this season due to a seriesof injuries. Recently he had suggested the possibility of continuing to play for a few more years, but he seemed to need a break.

"I don’t say no to Davis Cup. I could be, in the future, on the team," said Horna,  although he didn’t specify if his comeback would be as a player or as collaborator in the national team, whose main goal for next year is to get back to Group 1 of the American Zone.

He added that the best moment in his career was at Davis Cup with the Peruvian team. "It was when we took Peru to the World Group," he added.

Horna said that moment was even above the one he lived last year when he won  doubles at Roland Garros.

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