Roman Burruchaga He won his second professional title this Sunday. The 19-year-old tennis player from Buenos Aires, son of Jorge, midfielder for the 1986 world champion Argentine soccer team, shouted champion at the M25 (ex Future) in Poznan, Poland, and celebrated it with a celebration that for many was very familiar.
It is that after sentencing his victory by 5-7, 6-3 and 6-2 against the local Pawel Cias, the Argentine knelt on the brick dust court, raised both arms with clenched fists and looked for the sky with his eyes. A gesture almost the same as the one his father made after scoring the goal that sealed the 3-2 with which Argentina beat Germany to stay with his second World Cup 35 years ago, in the World Cup in Mexico 86.
Roman had reached the final by defeating Santa Fe 6-1 and 6-4 in the semis Matias Zukas, 521st and sixth seed of the tournament. In the final, he had to lift a set disadvantage to win the tournament trophy, which distributed 25 thousand euros in prizes.
“It’s tremendous. I didn’t think about that. It came out like that,” the brand-new champion told the journalist Sebastian Torok about the celebration, which went viral on social networks from a video posted on the tournament’s Instagram.
Even his father shared the images on his Twitter account. “Congratulations @RomanBurruchaga. The family is happy for your sporting success. Let’s go for more!” Jorge congratulated him.
Burruchaga’s celebration by scoring the third goal against Germany in Mexico 86. Photo Capture TV
The number 688 of the ATP ranking, a member of the new generation of Argentine tennis that is hardly making a place in professional tennis, had conquered two weeks ago his first title on the ITF circuit (ex Futures) also in Poland.
He had been crowned in the M15 of Gdynia, also played on brick dust, with a victory in the final by 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (7-3) and 6-1 against the Canadian Filip Peliwo, 456th in the standings.
Burruchaga returned to emulate his own celebration some time later on TV.