Argentine tennis started Wimbledon on the wrong foot: it suffered three defeats in three appearances

Argentine tennis started Wimbledon on the wrong foot: it suffered three defeats in three appearances
Argentine tennis started Wimbledon on the wrong foot: it suffered three defeats in three appearances

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The first to come out onto the field was Nadia Podoroskaone of the three representatives of women’s tennis in this Wimbledonwho suffered a heavy defeat against Dayana Yastremska by 6-1 and 7-6 (1). In the first set she could not find answers to the level of her rival, while in the second she was at a clear disadvantage but was able to force the tie-break, where the Ukrainian showed great superiority to take the victory.

Sebastian Baez does not get up

Then it was the turn of Sebastian Baezthe highest ranked Argentine, who had a very weak performance and lost in straight sets to Brandon Nakashima with a score of 6-2, 6-3 and 6-4. The Buenos Aires native had a great start to the year, winning the titles at the ATP 500 in Rio and the ATP 250 in Santiago. But from then on he had a string of tournaments with poor results and missed a good chance to continue climbing the rankings.

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On the European clay court tour, his best results were reaching the round of 16 at the Rome Masters 1000 and the quarter-finals at the ATP 250 in Geneva. In addition, at Roland Garros, a tournament he had arrived at with high expectations, he suffered a surprise defeat in the second round.

Mariano Navone, another fallen

The other Argentine who played was Mariano Navonewho became one of the stars of the circuit and was the player who grew the most since the start of the season. He played his first ATP tournaments, reached the final in Rio, reached the semis in Lyon and was also able to enter the top 30.

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However, the player from 9 de Julio could not transfer this level from the clay to the grass, as he fell in three sets against Lorenzo Sonego by 6-4, 7-6(2) and 6-4, rounding off a day in which the Argentines were unable to win a single set. Thus, the Argentines are still unable to win a match on this surface since the beginning of the year.

Candidates at Wimbledon

Carlos Alcaraz (3rd) began his title defense with a straight-sets win over the Estonian Mark LajalThe Spaniard, recent winner of Roland Garros, was able to win the first two sets, which were very difficult for him, while in the third he showed all his hierarchy to end up winning 7-6(3), 7-5 and 6-2 in 2h 23m.

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Then it was the turn of Jannik Sinnerwho became the first Italian to reach the top of the rankings at Roland Garros and who is coming off winning the ATP 500 in Halle. The Italian did not have an easy debut against the difficult German Yannick Hanfmannwhich made things difficult for him and he could have stolen a set. However, he was able to win 6-3, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3.

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