The classification for Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the tennis season, began this Monday with a good participation of the Argentine players, who won six of the ten matches that featured them. The first positive step on the English lawn was given by Pedro Cachín, Thiago Augustine Shooter, Renzo Olivo, Facundo Mena, Santiago Rodriguez Tavern y Nicolás Kicker, who managed to access the second round of qualifying. The main draw, which will not give points for the rankings by decision of the ATP, the WTA and the ITF, in disagreement due to the veto imposed on tennis players from Russia and Belarus, will begin next Monday at the All England Tennis & Croquet Club, with prizes of £40,250,000
The Cordovan Pedro Cachín, based in Barcelona and located in the 118th position in the world ranking, beat the Frenchman Antoine Escoffier (209th) by 7-6 (7-5) and 6-4; Thiago Tirante from La Plata (197th) beat the Portuguese Frederico Ferreira Silva (264th) 6-4 and 6-2; Rosario Renzo Olivo (191st) defeated Taiwanese Tung-Lin Wu (194th) 6-4, 6-4; Facundo Mena from Buenos Aires (162nd) eliminated the American Thai Son Kwiatkowski (556th) by 7-5 and 6-3; Santiago Rodríguez Taverna from Pilar (179th) beat Serbian Miljan Zekic (271st) by 6-3 and 7-6 (7-3), and Nicolás Kicker (223rd) beat Italian Flavio Cobolli (145th) by 6-2 and 6-1.
In return, the porteño Camilo Ugo Carabelli (127th) had to retire due to injury when he fell to Frenchman Alexandre Muller (164th) 2-6, 5-2; The left handed Andrea Collarini (204th) lost to American Jack Sock (102nd) 6-4, 6-2; Genaro Alberto Olivieri (217th) was eliminated by the Brazilian Matheus Pucinelli de Almeira (227th) by 6-3 and 6-2, and the Buenos Aires Facundo Diaz Acosta (240th) said goodbye with a defeat against the Spanish Javier Barranco Cosano (251st) by 2-6, 6-4 and 6-4. These meetings take place in the grounds that the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has in Roehampton, a few minutes from the All England, on the outskirts of London.
In the second round, which will take place on Wednesday, Tirant will face the Australian Jason Kubler (98th), Cachin will face the Bulgarian Dimitar Kuzmanov (175th), Mena will face the Frenchman Enzo Couacaud (207th), Olivo will face the Austrian Jurij Rodionov (152nd), Rodríguez Taverna will go against the Croatian Duje Ajdukovic (236th), and Kicker will meet the Swiss Alexander Ritschard (192nd).
This Tuesday the women’s classification will begin, which after a long time will have three participants from our country. The highlight is The return of Nadia Podoroska: Rosario, absent from the tour for almost 10 months due to a hip injury, will face the American Asia Muhammad (167). It will be the official return for Podoroska, who reached the semifinals of Roland Garros 2020 in her best performance on tour, and is currently ranked 177th in the WTA ranking. Also, Paula Ormaechea (154) will face Croatian Jana Fett (254), and Maria Lourdes Carle (210) will face the Ukrainian Kateryna Baindl (149).
As for the main draw, the entry of Diego Schwartzman, Sebastian Baez, Francisco Cerundolo, Federico Coria, Federico Delbonis y Thomas Martin Etcheverry. As part of the preparation, Delbonis lost this Monday with the Swiss Antoine Bellier 6-3 and 7-6 (8-6) in the first round of the Mallorca tournament, and Báez will face the Australian on Tuesday in the same instance Jordan Thompson. On the lawn of Eastbourne, Francisco Cerúndolo will meet the American Tommy Paul, Schwartzman will do so on Wednesday against the British Jack Draper, and Etcheverry was eliminated in the qualy of this English contest. Coria chose to play this week in the Milan Challenger, which is played on clay.