Tommy Robredo has decided to end his season by skipping Valencia and Paris-Bercy due to a left foot injury. The 33-year-old is currently ranked 31st in the world but with the inability to defend his points from Valencia or Paris-Bercy, it looks highly likely he will be missing out on a seed at next year’s Australian Open. At Valencia, the event has switched from an ATP 500 to an ATP 250 event which means even if Robredo did win the event, he would be unable to make up all the points that he lost from last year.
Valencia And Paris-Bercy 2014
Last year, at the Valencia Open, Robredo went on a fantastic run to the final. He defeated the likes of John Isner and Jeremy Chardy on his way to the final before he faced an extremely motivated Andy Murray in the final. After taking the opening set, Murray willed himself to complete the comeback, even coming from behind in the second set tiebreaker to win the final two sets via the tiebreaker. After the match, Robredo famously “flipped off” Murray at the net before the handshake due to the Brit defeating him in back-to-back finals.
At the BNP Paribas Masters, Robredo had to recover from his loss in Valencia and did so with a three set first round win over Vasek Pospisil. He led last year’s US Open finalist Kei Nishikori by a set in their second round encounter before the Japanese number one turned the tides and won the final two sets by a score of 6-2, 6-3.
Despite the Spaniard being unable to replicate his 2014 success this season, he still has a few highlights to his year. At Indian Wells, he upset Grigor Dimitrov in the third round before getting knocked out by Milos Raonic in the fourth round. He reached his first final of the year in Bastad but was defeated by Benoit Paire in the final. In Shenzhen, he made it to the the semifinals before losing to eventual champion Tomas Berdych.