The start of the US Open was not good for Argentines. Diego Schwartzman’s early elimination was joined on Tuesday by that of Guido Pella, Leonardo Mayer and Federico Delbonis, who said goodbye in the first round of the second Grand Slam of the season, in 2020 that saw their schedule altered by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In the first turn, Pella (35th in the world ranking) fell to American Jeffrey John Wolf (138th) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3, 6-3. It was the first match that the Bahian played after more than six months without competition and after the ordeal he had to endure from his controversial exclusion from the Cincinnati Masters 1000 following the positive coronavirus test of his physical trainer, although he always tested negative.
Then, Mayer (118th) also failed to get around the tough stop he had before Canadian Milos Raonic (30) and said goodbye to the contest after falling in three sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3.
Falling the night in Argentina, Delbonis (79th) also had a very difficult obstacle to overcome. Blue was played by Russian Daniil Medvedev, the world’s number five, who prevailed in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
The Agenda of Argentines
With these three defeats, the only Argentines still in the U.S. Open race are Juan Ignacio Londero and Federico Coria, who will jump on the court this Wednesday with the illusion of being able to keep moving forward. From 12.00 in Argentina, Londero (62nd) will face Croatian Borna Coric (27th) in a match that will be televised by ESPN. While from 13.00, Coria (103rd) will seek to take his second step against Britain’s Cameron Norrie (76th), in a match that will broadcast ESPN 3.
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On the other hand, the doubles draw will be launched, where there will also be a duplicate Argentine presence. Horacio Zeballos (4th in the world in the doubles rankind) with Spaniard Marcel Granollers (15th), will play from 13.30 against the duo of Brazilian Bruno Soares (27th) and Croatian Mate Pavic (17th). Meanwhile, Maxima González (43rd) and Italian Simone Bolelli (74th) will face the pair of Mexicans Santiago González (42nd) and Britain’s Ken Skupski (52 degrees).