Duo Of Victories In 2023: Dellien’s Two Challenger Titles & Twins On The Way!

  • Posted: Nov 07, 2023

Duo Of Victories In 2023: Dellien’s Two Challenger Titles & Twins On The Way!

The 30-year-old is a 10-time ATP Challenger Tour titlist

The best things in life come in twos.

Just ask Hugo Dellien, who has earned a pair of ATP Challenger Tour titles this season and whose wife Camila is expecting twins.

The 30-year-old, who triumphed at the Santiago and Curitiba Challengers this season, will always remember another memorable moment from when he was in Luedenscheid, Germany. Dellien was eating dinner with his team when his phone rang.

“My wife called me two or three times and I didn’t answer because I was at dinner but then she sent me the picture of the sonography and she said, ‘What did you see in this picture?’” Dellien told ATPTour.com. “I opened the picture and I said, ‘No, no, no, it’s impossible.’ I took my phone and called her and she said, ‘Yeah we have two, not one!’ and I was like, ‘Wow, unbelievable!’

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Already a father to one daughter Mila, Dellien will welcome two more girls to the family in 2024. When the Bolivian became a father for the first time in 2020, a difficult situation meant Dellien would miss the birth of his first child.

Dellien was in Bolivia when border restrictions due to Covid-19 would not let him travel to Paraguay, where Camila is from and gave birth to Mila. The Delliens endured through the trial for two months before Hugo could return to his family.

“The ambassador in Bolivia told me, ‘Okay you have a flight in two weeks but you have to do a 16 day quarantine in a hotel room when you get there and you can’t leave the room.’ I was like, ‘Okay, it doesn’t matter. I want to go,’” Dellien said.

“When I came out of the hotel room, my first touch with my baby was on my birthday, my perfect gift.”

Watch Dellien play and you will find the same endurance from the Bolivian on the tennis court, showing grit and toughness in every point, “When I go on the court, for me all the matches are like a battle. That’s my style,” he said.

No better example of Dellien’s perseverance than when he captured the ATP Challenger Tour title in Curitiba, Brazil, where rain forced the World No. 111 to play his semi-final and final match on the same day, spending nearly six hours on court across two matches to be crowned champion.

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Hugo Dellien wins the Challenger 75 event in Curitiba, Brazil. Credit: João Pires
“In the semi-final, the match was moved indoors and I don’t play much indoors so the conditions were different for me,” Dellien said. “In my first match I played like three hours and I ran the whole match like a warrior and when I finished the match, I went on the bicycle for recovery and I started cramping. I couldn’t walk for 10, 15 minutes and two hours later, I played the final. I don’t know how I did it.

“It was special because the previous four or five months, I didn’t have good results, just one final.”

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