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Horacio Zeballos, the first Argentine tennis player number 1 in the world in doubles

Horacio Zeballos, the first Argentine tennis player number 1 in the world in doubles

The tennis player from Mar del Plata will become the first Argentine in history to be at the top of the ATP world ranking, even in doubles.

The man from Mar del Plata Horacio Zeballos will reach next Monday world number 1 in doubles in tennistogether with her Spanish partner Marcel Granollersafter defeating today the Polish duo made up of Hugo Nys and Jan Zielinski on a historic day in the tournament Madrid Masters 1000 for Argentine tennis.

Zeballos and Granollers they defeated Nys already Zielinski for the quarterfinals of the competition, with partial 4-6, 6-2 and 16-14 in a marathon third set.

A historic event for Argentine tennis, since he will be the first male tennis player to officially reach the top of the world rankings.

Without Vilas, the antecedents of Argentines at the top of the ranking

Zeballos will become the first Argentine tennis player to achieve it officially, after the controversy surrounding Guillermo Vilas. In women’s doubles, Gisela Dulko and Paola Suarez They were until now the only ones who knew what it was like to be at the top of conventional tennis.

On the other hand, Gustavo Fernandez He knew it several times in the adapted tennis with a wheelchair.

Why Guillermo Vilas should have been number one in the ATP ranking

In 1977, Vilas He won 16 titles and was the most outstanding player on the planet, but a controversial percentage system (now abolished) prevented him from being recognized as number one over Jimmy Connorsthe best in the ranking according to the ATP.

Source: Ambito

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