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Etcheverry debuted in Paris with a tough battle and now the most difficult rival awaits him

Etcheverry debuted in Paris with a tough battle and now the most difficult rival awaits him

The Argentine tennis player Tomás Martín Etcheverry He beat him today in the first round of the Masters 1000 of Paris Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 4-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-4 and will next face the world number one, Novak Djokovic.

Etcheverry, ranked 31st in the ATP world ranking, beat Kecmanovic (53) in 2 hours and 48 minutes of the match, in which he raised a match point in the tie break of the second set. It was the 30th victory of the season for the Argentine, who will rise to 29th place in the world.

Tomorrow, Etcheverry (24 years old and 1.96 tall) will face the top favorite and No. 1 in the world, the Serbian Djokovic, whom he faced once on the circuit and lost: it was in the second round of the Masters 1000 tournament. from Rome.

The tennis player with the most Grand Slam tournament wins had the first round bye and attended the Ballon d’Or gala on Monday, where Lionel Messi won his eighth trophy.

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Another Argentine, Francisco Cerúndolo (21st in the ranking), also advanced to the round by beating Frenchman Gael Monfils (79th) 4-6, 7-6 (2) and 7-5 in two hours and 45 minutes of play.

In the next instance, Cerúndolo – 25 years old – will face the Norwegian top Casper Ruud (world number 8). The history between the man from Buenos Aires and the Norwegian is two victories for each on the professional circuit. The last time they met, in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Rome Masters 1000, Ruud won 7-6 (5) and 6-4.

Source: Ambito

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