The Australian Open draw, the first Grand Slam of the year, left its mark and Latin American tennis players already know its panorama. The traditional tournament in Melbourne has the Argentine Diego Schwartzman as the leader among those in his region.
Located N ° 8 in the world ranking, Schwartzman faces a special tournament, after the elimination of Argentina in his group from the ATP Cup. The right-hander from Buenos Aires has already participated six times – not including two falls in qualifying – and twice he arrived at Round of 16, losing to Spanish Rafael Nadal in 2018 and Serbian Novak Djokovic in 2020.
Precisely, in those cases he fell before the now best in the world. Next week he hopes to start with a smile in his duel against Elias Ymer
This time, Schwartzman starts as eighth seed, before the injury of the Swiss Roger Federer (5th). If he continues to advance, the Argentine will face a compatriot: Juan Ignacio Londero or Federico Delbonis.
On your own, Guido Pella will start against the dangerous Croatian Borna Coric (22nd in the ATP). And Federico Coria will have to climb Mount Milos Raonic (14th).
The Uruguayan will also be part of the game Pablo Cuevas, 35, who will put Italian Andreas Seppi first. The Brazilian Thiago Monteiro vs. Andrej Martin and Bolivian Hugo Dellien will debut with Dominik Koepfer.