Chilean tennis is in mourning. A tragic news shook athletes, leaders and fans in the last hours.

Ignacio Tejeda, a 17-year-old youth who had been fighting cancer for 11 months, died this day, confirmed La Tercera.

The information was ratified to the aforementioned medium by its trainer, Carlos Marchant, who stated that “I want to keep everything that Ignacio meant.”

The ‘Nacho’ was subjected to constant surgeries and chemotherapies in recent times, however, the magnitude of the tumor ended up ending his life. T

Let us remember that, at the time, several idols of the national sport -Marcelo Ríos, Nicolás Massú and Esteban Paredes, among others- began a crusade to raise funds for the young tennis player and thus transfer him to the United States to undergo a stem cell treatment.

Unfortunately, the process on North American soil, which appeared as his ‘great card’, did not have the expected results and he had to return to the country.