Nine Argentines will enter directly to the main draw of the Australian Open 2023

A minimum of nine Argentine tennis players, eight men and Nadia Podoroska among the women, may be included in the main draws of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the 2023 season to be held in January. The organization of the event that takes place annually in Melbourne issued the relevant cut and, in this way, the Argentines included among the top 100 of the ATP ranking were enabled to compete. In this way, Diego Schwartzman (25 in the classification) and Francisco Cerúndolo (30th) lead the list among Argentine players. Also included in the list are Sebastián Báez (43°), Pedro Cachín (57°), Federico Coria (75°), Tomás Etcheverry (79) from La Plata (79) and Facundo Bagnis (90°) from Santa Fe. The Bahian left-hander Guido Pella (no current location) will receive an invitation for the condition of “protected ranking” (he occupied the 75th position a year ago), since he spent more than a year inactive, following an injury. The same will happen with the rosarina Podoroska (194 in the WTA order), who exhibited a long inactivity due to a back injury. The Australian Open tennis will run from January 16 to 30, 2023 and will have the return of Serbian Novak Djokovic, who in January could not play in Melbourne as he was deported from Australia for not being vaccinated against Covid-19 and was already authorized to enter the country of Oceania despite the sanction he received.

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