Etcheverry and Navone celebrated on a complicated albiceleste day at Roland Garros

Etcheverry and Navone celebrated on a complicated albiceleste day at Roland Garros

Tomas Etcheverry and Mariano Navone debuted today with success in Roland Garrosthe second Grand Slam of the year to be played in Paris, while four other compatriots were eliminated.

The first to play was Etcheverry from La Plata (28th seed), who has a large number of ranking points at stake as he defends the quarterfinals achieved last year.

In a tough debut, he was able to recover from a weak first set to beat local Arthur Cazaux, a young promise who already reached the round of 16 at the Australian Open this year, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 and 6-4 after 3 hours and 26 minutes of play.

The other Argentine who got into the second round was Mariano Navone (31st), who in his senior Grand Slam debut was able to defeat the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 and 6-0.

Meanwhile, the Argentine representatives who lost were Federico Coria (2-6, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1 against the American Taylor Fritz, 12th seed), Roman Burruchaga (against the German Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-3, 6-2 and 6-1), Lourdes Carlé (against Belgian Elise Mertens, 25th seed, 6-3 and 7-6 [8]) and Nadia Podoroskaby a resounding 6-1 and 6-0 against the former Belarusian world number 1 Victoria Azarenka.

In an hour of match, the Belarusian had no mercy with the Rosario, who reached the semifinals of the French Grand Slam in 2020. In the next round, Azarenka will face the Russian Mirra Andreeva.

This Monday the first two Argentine rackets had made their successful debut: Sebastián Báez against the Brazilian Gustavo Heide, whom he defeated in five sets, and Francisco Cerúndolo, who defeated the German Yannick Hanfmann in three.

This Wednesday Báez will face the Austrian Sebastian Ofner in the second round, while on Thursday Etcheverry will clash with the Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech, Francisco Cerúndolo with the Austrian Filip Misolic and Navone with the Czech Tomás Machac.

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