Former World Champion Guga Kuerten Encourages Young Tennis Players

Humble beach tennis teacher met Guga and was delighted.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The tennis atmosphere, involvement with the family, and daily growth are some of the factors that Gustavo Kuerten highlights as important for the training of new athletes. "Many do the impossible because they like it," said Guga.

Argentine Ariel Gianfranco Salo, 43, is a beach tennis teacher in Canasvieiras, Florianópolis. Guga's home city. They didn't know each other until recently. They both have incredible stories of overcoming challenges.

Guga recalls that his family "had to sell the piano, jewelry and almost sold the house" to sustain him at the beginning of his career . . .

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