Roland Garros: victory for Cerúndolo, the debut of Olivieri and a heavy defeat for Báez

Roland Garros: victory for Cerúndolo, the debut of Olivieri and a heavy defeat for Báez

The Argentinian Genaro Alberto Olivieri advanced to the second round today Roland Garrossecond Grand Slam of the season, after beating Frenchman Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard 7-6 (3), 4-6, 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 in a marathon match, in a day in which he also their compatriots prevailed Francisco Cerundolo and Guido Pellawhile the Buenos Aires native lost Sebastian Baez and there was the surprise elimination of the Russian Daniel Medvedevnumber 2 in the world.

Olivieri’s triumph came to an end in the fifth set when his 18-year-old opponent felt the rigors of the match and made numerous unforced errors that cost him the defeat.

The Argentine had already beaten Mpetshi Perricard this year in the Brazilian Challenger in Florianópolis, also in tight form 7-5, 7-5.

The Bragadian, who is playing his first main draw at the ATP level in Paris, after qualifying, will face Italian Andrea Vavassori (148) in the second round, who beat Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (37) 5-7. , 2-6, 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (9) in more than five hours of play.


For their part, three other Argentines made their debut later in the French Grand Slam that is played in the venue located in Bois de Boulogne, on a brick dust surface and with a record amount of prizes of 43,900,000 euros distributed in their men’s and women’s teams. female.

Francisco Cerundolo (23), Argentina’s number 1, beat a tough rival on slow courts like the Spanish Jaume Munar (81) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-1, after 2 hours and 46 minutes of contention

“Fran” Cerúndolo had to do his best to eliminate Munar, since after a very favorable first set, he lost the second and was only able to win the third in the tie break.

In the fourth set, the Argentine regained absolute prominence and dispatched the seasoned Munar with a lapidary 6-1, to now face the second round against the German Yannick Hanfmann (65), who beat the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (98) 6- 3, 7-6, 6-7 (6) 6-7 (2) and 6-4.

In turn, the bahiense Guido Pella (423), who was able to participate in Roland Garros thanks to his protected ranking due to being injured for more than a year, beat Frenchman Quentin Halys (88) 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 2- 6, 7-6 (7-4) and 7-6 (10-4), in another marathon match that lasted 4 hours and 24 minutes of play.

Pella started more precise than his rival and kept the first boy, but gave up the second in the tie break and the third comfortably also went in favor of the local tennis player.

The fourth and fifth rounds were even and were defined in two separate tie breaks, when the Argentine was more effective at key moments, to stay with a tight and celebrated victory.


Now, Pella will face the surprising Brazilian in the second phase of the Parisian tournament Thiago Seyboth Wild (172), who gave the first big surprise of the tournament by eliminating the Russian Daniil Medvedev, number 2 in the Worldby 7-6 (5), 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4, after 4 hours and 15 minutes of contention.

Seyboth Wild is trained by Argentine Sebastián Gutiérrez, the same coach as Sebastián Báez from Buenos Aires, who has improved him significantly since he has been handling him since last March.

The Brazilian comes from winning several Challengers tournaments and, today, he produced the first hit at Roland Garros by marginalizing the Russian Medvedev with a category in the initial round, who aspired to keep the title at the French Open to recover the number 1 of the World.

For his part, in the last meeting of the Paris day, Sebastian Baez (42) fell to the experienced and talented Frenchman Gael Monfils (394), 36, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6 and 7-5, after 3 hours and 51 minutes of a changing matchup, despite being up 4-0 in the decisive fifth set.

The other Argentines who passed the initial round were Nadia Podoroska (101) last Sunday, plus Diego Schwartzman (95), Pedro Cachín (64), Tomás Martín Etcheverry (49) and Thiago Tirante (153), yesterday.

Those who will play again tomorrow will be the two “Little Ones”, Schwartzman and Podoroska, while the other three will do so on Thursday.

Schwartzman (95) beat Spaniard Bernabé Zapara Miralles (38) in five hard-fought sets and will face Portuguese Nuno Borges (80), surprise winner of American John Isner (90) tomorrow.

Podoroska (101) beat the French Jessika Ponchet (123) on Sunday and tomorrow she will go against the Czech Karolina Muchova (42), who surprised the Greek Maria Shakkari (8).

As for those who will play on Thursday, Tomás Martín Etcheverry (49) from La Plata, who beat British Jack Draper (55) in the initial round, will face Australian Alex De Miñaur (19).

The other tennis player from La Plata, Tirante (153), after having made a successful Grand Slam debut with his victory over the Dutchman Botic Van De Zandschulp (31), will play against the Chinese Zhizhen Zhang (71).

The Cordovan from Belli Villa Cachín (64), after an important victory over the Austrian Dominic Thiem (92), Roland Garros finalist in 2018 and 2019 and former number 3 in the world, will go against the Croatian Borna Coric (16), who eliminated Federico Coria (96) from Rosario.

As for other results of this day, the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (35) beat the Bolivian Hugo Dellien (160) 6-4, 6-4 and 6-2; the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4) to the Swede Elías Ymer (165) by 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2 and the Slovakian Alex Molcan (86) to the French Hugo Gastón (109) by 6-1, 7-6 ( 7-4) and 6-4.

In the women’s draw, the Russian Mirra Andreeva (143), just turned 16, beat the American Alison Riske-Amritraj (85) 6-2 and 6-1 and the Tunisian Ons Jabeur (7) over the Italian Lucía Bronzetti (65) by 6-4 and 6-1.

Source: Ambito

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