Simply greater than 24 hours after Marcelo Arevalo claimed his first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros alongside Jean Julien-Rojer, he was already again in his house nation of El Salvador to obtain a variety of accolades. The Salvadoran visited the Presidential Home, the Legislative Palace and the nationwide tennis federation, all of which honoured him for his achievement in Paris.
Arévalo, who’s as much as a career-high No. 10 within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings, was welcomed on Thursday by Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador. “For me it was very emotional to see that the president of my nation needed to satisfy me and recognise the most important triumph of my profession,” Arévalo instructed ATPTour.com. “It’s an indication of his dedication to our Salvadoran sport.”
Bukele congratulated Arévalo on the victory that lifted him and Rojer as much as No. 2 within the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Workforce Rankings and made him the primary Central American doubles participant in historical past to win a Grand Slam title. The message was clear on the president’s social media: “Thanks for the enjoyment and delight you gave all of us Salvadorans. I’m certain there shall be extra success in your profession and we’ll at all times be there to help you.”
The chief additionally personally referenced a few moments from the Paris closing. “He instructed me he’d seen the match and talked about two factors that we gained. One the place I hit it from on the bottom and one other the place I dived for the ball,” Arevalo mentioned. “It was a beautiful expertise and we chatted a bit about all the things.”
Along with the reward on the presidential residence, Arévalo was additionally named a Worthy Son of El Salvador by the president of the Legislative Meeting, Consultant Ernesto Castro, who mentioned, “I’m joyful to be right here to honour the profession of an distinctive man, who has given us one of the crucial necessary items in our sport.”
The 31-year-old, who was born in Sonsonate, spoke of his immense gratitude through the ceremony on the Legislative Palace. However the homages didn’t finish there. The day gone by, he had acquired recognition from the Nationwide Sports activities Institute (INDES). “We high-performance athletes have been supported lately due to the administration of this establishment,” Arevalo mentioned.
Earlier than leaving on Friday for the ATP Tour’s grass swing, Arévalo visited the Salvadoran Tennis Federation, presided by his brother Rafael, the place he completed his tennis coaching. There he acquired a commemorative trophy, signed autographs and promised, earlier than a crowd of kids, to assist extra compatriots observe in his footsteps as knowledgeable tennis participant.
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