One day I was in the gym (a great place to learn how much sacrifice and hard work pays you back), and I met one ex ATP tennis player from Barcelona-Spain, and Concepcion-Chile, who became my best friend and mentor, his name is Borja Malo.
One day he asked me: ¿ What’s your dream?, all of a sudden everything became clearer, as I knew it, I wanted to live in Europe as my father was italian and he always spoke highly of the old continent, then he asked me: ¿What’s stopping you?I realized that I can believe in myself, and learn that if you have no fear, you have no distractions, taking a huge action towards my dream. Even if I had just little resources, I knew that I was going to make it. I chose Barcelona as my starting spot because, with a great advise of him, and a lot of investigation I knew already that the quality of living, the inspirational atmosphere, the cosmopolitan culture, the fabulous catalan roots, it competitiveness, how near it was from my childhood passion (Italy), was what I wanted, this was going to be my actual playing field.
Then I had the opportunity to live with him, he introduced me to his family that for almost 7 years have been my family as I also lost my father and my family until now hasn’t visited me yet.