Guido Pella beat the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 3-6 and 7-5 and 6-2 and agreed to the second round of Indian Wellsthe Masters 1000 of the year that is played in the Californian desert in the United States, on a day in which his compatriot later appeared Tomas Martin Etcheverry in front of the british andy murrayformer world number 1, also for the initial phase.
the bahiense Guido Pellarelegated to 739th place in the ATP rankings due to various injuries, plays in Indian Wells with a protected ranking due to his ailments and did an outstanding job on court number 5 of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden against the Brazilian left-hander Thiago Monteiro (78), in 2 hours and 36 minutes of contention.
After an adverse first set, Lump he recovered midway through the second and clearly dominated the third set, to stay with a meritorious victory against a difficult rival.
In the second round of the Californian tournament, Lump will face off against the seeded Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (36), who will debut directly in that instance of the contest.
For his part, the La Plata Thomas Etcheverry (61), finalist last Sunday in the ATP 250 in Santiago de Chile, later faced the British andy murray (55) on Center Court in Indian Wells.
In case of winning, etcheverry, 23 years old and who is going through his best moment as a professional, will face the Spanish in the next round Pablo Carreno Busta (17), excepted from playing the initial phase.
The contest, which takes place on a cement surface, will distribute prizes of $10,143,750 and will last until Sunday, March 19, and is played jointly between the ATP and the WTA.
The top favorite for the title in the men’s draw is the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz (2), champion at the Argentina Open last month, while among the women the top seed is the Polish Iga Swiatek (1), who defends the title he won in 2022, and her rival to beat will be the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2), winner this year of the Australian Open.
As for the Argentines, two made their debut successfully yesterday, Diego Schwartzman and Pedro Cachín; another one was eliminated, Federico Coria (he lost with the “Peque”); and another two will appear from tomorrow: Francisco Cerúndolo and Sebastián Báez, both excepted from the initial round.
Schwartzman (38) defeated “Fefo” Coria (64) by a convincing 6-1 and 6-2, thus leaving behind the last four consecutive falls in his debuts at the Córdoba Open, Argentina Open, ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro and ATP 250 from Santiago de Chile.
The “Little” will play his next match against the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4), third favorite for the title in Indian Wells, who was excepted from the initial round.
For his part, the Cordovan from Bell Ville Cachín (66) achieved the first victory of his career in a Masters 1000 by beating the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (118) 7-5, 6-3.
Cachín will play his next match against the German Alexander Zverev (14), who will play directly in the second round.
The best Argentine in the ranking, Francisco Cerúndolo (32), will debut in the second round against the Frenchman Gregoire Barrere (65) or the American server Jack Sock (154), while the Buenos Aires native Báez (35), this year’s champion at Córdoba Open, he will do it against the Swedish Mikael Ymer (57) or the Australian Rinky Hijikata (130), emerged from the classification.
The contest had only one Argentine champion throughout history, Juan Martín Del Potro from Tandil, who lifted the trophy in the 2018 edition.
On that occasion, Del Potro defeated the Swiss Roger Federer, from whom he took the unbeaten record of the first 18 matches of the year after defeating him in the final 6-4, 6-7 (8-10) and 7-6 (7 -2).
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