Argentine Lourdes Carlé achieved a resounding victory in Madrid against a former top ten

Argentine Lourdes Carlé achieved a resounding victory in Madrid against a former top ten

After having competed in the WTA 1000 qualifiers in Madrid, Lourdes Carlé, No. 82 in the world, defeated the British Emma Raducanu (No. 10 in 2022) 6-2 and 6-2 in 1h 25m


After successfully going through the qualification and in her second match in a WTA 1000 main draw, the Argentine Lourdes CarléNo. 82 in the world ranking, scored a notable victory in Madrid before the British Emma Raducanua former top ten and Grand Slam champion.

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In the Arantxa Sánchez court of Madrid’s Caja Mágica, Lourdes Carléborn 24 years ago in the Buenos Aires town of Daireaux, but trained in Tandil (with Marcelo “Negro” Gómez and Mario Bravo), defeated Emma Raducanucurrent No. 221 in the world, former No. 10 in 2022 and US Open champion in 2021, 6-2 and 6-2 in 1h 25m.

“It’s amazing. I approached the game as calmly as I could, trying not to think too much about their history, I focused a lot on my game, on the plan I had to have. I think I’m working very hard with my team. I was ready to play these types of games. I knew it was going to be very hard, but I did a great job. “We prepared the game very well,” he said. Lourdes Carléwho in the second round will face the Russian Veronika Kudermetova (19th in the world, former No. 9), trained by Argentine Franco Davín.

First win in a Masters 1000 for two Argentines

Mariano Navone and Facundo Bagnis They had a great time at the Masters 1000 in Madrid. The tennis player from the Buenos Aires town of 9 de Julio (41st in the ATP ranking and 23 years old) defeated the Australian Alexei Popyrin (46th) by 7-5 and 6-2 in 1h 27m, in his first victory in a tournament of this category.

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So, Mariano Navone He continues to enhance a very good season, in which he has a final in the ATP 500 in Rio and a final in the ATP 250 in Bucharest. A very tough rival awaits him in the second round, the Dane Holger Rune (12th and 20 years old), with whom he has no history on the court.

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Furthermore, in a duel between tennis players from the qualy, Facundo Bagnis (136°) at the age of 34 he obtained his first victory in a Masters 1000 on clay, by winning over the American Brandon Nakashima (81st and 22 years old) by 6-3 and 7-6 (5) in 1h 52m. The man from Rosario, finalist in the ATP 250 in Córdoba this year, will face a difficult match against the Russian in the second round Andrey Rublev (8th, former No. 5 in 2021 and 26 years old).

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