He is a living Paraguayan sports legend.
Victor Manuel Pecci won several worldwide tournaments, occupying ninth place in the ranking of professional tennis players.
He was a finalist at Roland Garros, 1979, losing the final game to Borg.
But he won many big tournaments and led Paraguay in the Davis Cup even winning agianst the United States.
The new Paraguayan government, headed by Mr. Horacio Cartes, appointed him as the new Minister of Sports.