The world of tennis leaves us with many surprising stories among promising youngsters trying to gain a foothold in the elite as professionals … and also among those veteran tennis players who continue to want to fight and get once and for all their first victory as a professional.
If last May we knew the story of Gail Falkenberg and his return to professional tennis at the age of 74, this time the protagonist is the Swiss tennis player Bernd Berg, who at 45 has achieved his first victory as a professional in the previous round of the ITF M15 in Manacor after defeating Per Juergers 6-2, 2-6 and 10-5, as Ariel Fernández points out on his Twitter account.
In this way, Berg achieves his first victory as a professional after starting his career last year with two defeats in the preliminary phase of the two ITF M15 tournaments in Manacor. against the Spanish Axel Herberg (double 6-1) and Íñigo Cervantes (double 6-0).However, Berg was left on the verge of playing the final draw of a professional tournament for the first time after falling to the young Israeli Aaron Cohen, 19, who trains at the Rafa Nadal Academy facilities, by a double 6-1.
Another curious aspect of this story is that before making the leap to professional tennis Berg had a proven track record in the corporate world, spending three years in the Emerging Markets strategy area at Credit Suisse before taking up the same role at another prestigious entity such as SGCIB. Now, at 45, Berg wants to show his same business performance on the tennis courts, showing that it is never too late to dream.