The Bolivian, number 72 of the rnking and habitual of the ‘challengers’ tournaments, plays his first Australian Open.
The Australian Open draw raises Rafa Nadal’s path in Melbourne, where ‘number one aims to reach the record of 20′ majors’. The debut against Bolivian Hugo Dellien, number 72 of the rnking, opens a first week that could be crowned with a duel in the fourth round against Karen Khachanov or Nick Kyrgios. In case of moving forward, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will only cross their path in a final hypothetical.
The Serbian, defender of the title, attended as a guest star at the ceremony in Melbourne Park. “The match for the 2019 title against Rafa was possibly the best of my finals,” revealed ‘Nole’, who will have an awkward debut against the experienced Jan-Lennard Struff, number 37 of the ladder. Opponents of the likes of Roberto Bautista and Stefanos Tsitsipas appear on his side of the painting, with whom he can measure himself in quarters.
Federer, meanwhile, begin his tour before Steve Johnson in a first week that closed before Denis Shapovalov or Grigor Dimitrov. Later, Basel’s genius could measure Matteo Berrettini in the quarterfinals before the expected semifinal against Djokovic. Until reaching those final instances, Nadal must leave Dominic Thiem in the quarter, while Daniil Medvedev appears in the semifinals.
For now, the only certainty for the Mallorqun is his debut against Dellien, champion in 2019 of the ‘challengers’ of Miln and Santiago, with whom he has never faced to date. The 26-year-old Bolivian can only boast his two victories last year at Roland Garros and the US Open like any baggage in Grand Slam paintings.
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