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Tennis: Etcheverry fell to the Russian Safiullin and was eliminated at the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv

The Argentine lost in the round of 16 6-1 and 6-4. Tomorrow Schwartzman will make his debut, as will Djokovic.

Thomas Etcheverry (87th in the world ranking) was eliminated in the round of 16 of the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv after being defeated by the Russian Roman Safiullin (104th) by 6-1 and 6-4. The contest that takes place in Israel, on a fast surface and indoors, distributes 949,475 dollars in prizes.

The 23-year-old tennis player born in La Plata battled for an hour and a quarter of the game, but could not even stretch the story to a third and final set. His debut had been with a very good victory against another Russian, Aslan Karatsev (39th), whom he beat in three sets by 6-2, 6-7 (0) and 6-4.

The other Argentine in the main draw is Diego Schwartzman (17th), who will only make his presentation tomorrow in the competition. His rival in the round of 16 will be the French Arthur Rinderknech (58th), executioner of the Romanian Marius Child (350th) 6-7 (5), 6-4 and 6-3 in the opening round.

The top seed at the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv

Novak Djokovic (7th) is the first seed and will also debut tomorrow in the competition that takes place in Israel. The Serbian will face the Spanish Pablo Andujar (115º), who comes from leaving the Brazilian on the road Thiago Monteiro (62nd) 7-6 (3) and 6-1 in his only appearance.

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