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The mayor congratulates Jaime Caldes, winner of the Mutual Madrid Open Master 16 (17/05/2017)

The Mayor of Cartagena, José López, and the Councilor for Sports, Ricardo Segado, received this Wednesday, May 17, Jaime Caldés, the young Cartagena player who won the Master Sub 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open last Sunday and was Main prize a photo with the absolute champion of the Mutua Madrid Open, Rafa Nadal, during the awards ceremony at the track Manolo Santana.

The first mayor wanted to congratulate the tennis player for the success achieved in Madrid, while encouraging him to continue his efforts, "thus becoming a benchmark for all young people in our municipality."

In turn, Caldés has recognized that it was "a pride" to carry the name of Cartagena until the final of the Master Sub 16 of the Mutua Madrid Open.

After the meeting, together they paid a visit to the offices of the Consistorial Palace, where Lopez has shown to Caldés the mayor's office, the plenary hall and the council room, among other areas of the building, while Explained several of the main historical landmarks of the city of Cartagena.

The young man has said that he enjoyed the visit and acknowledged that "I did not expect the building to be like this".

Likewise, Ricardo Segado stressed that "from the City of Cartagena we are very happy because Jaime Caldés has surprised us again with his triumph," while admitting that "for the whole city has been a great satisfaction."


Caldés, who was chosen Sportsman Revelation of the Cartagena Sports Awards in 2014, won the final to Alejandro Garcia 6-3 and 6-4.

He had to play four games during the tournament and, as he has said, had to face rivals "very hard, with which you can not relax at any time."

On the other hand, he has indicated that his main objectives for the rest of the season are participation in the international tournament in Italy, to be held next June, and the U-16 Spanish championship to be held in Lleida during the summer .

The athlete, who belongs to the MDZ Tennis Academy club in Mar de Cristal, has acknowledged that he hopes to continue improving his career.

Among his main achievements is the victory achieved in the 'Rafa Nadal Tour 2015', with whom last Sunday shared the victory obtained in Madrid.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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