The man from La Plata dispatched the experienced Andújar. And from Santiago, who came from the qualy, succumbed to Jarry.
The Argentinian Tomas Martin Etcheverry advanced this Monday to the second round of the ATP 500 de Barcelonathe traditional Spanish tournament of Conde de Godó, by beating the local player in his debut Pablo Andujar by 6-2 and 7-5. Marco Trungelliti, from Santiago, could not follow in his footsteps and was eliminated.
Etcheverry, ranked 59th in the ATP world ranking, made a good presentation and beat local Andújar (323), after 2 hours and 1 minute of play.
The man from La Plata, a finalist eight days ago in the ATP 250 in Houston, will face another Spaniard in the second round: Alexander Davidovich Fokina (38), who will debut directly in this instance of the Catalan contest.
Andújar, for his part, said goodbye to the Barcelona Open forever. At 37 years old, he
Cuenca, who is playing his last season as a professional, thus closed his eleventh participation in Godó, of which he was a finalist in 2015, when he lost the final against the Japanese Kei Nishikori.
And it is that Andújar was always an accomplished specialist on slow courts, a surface on which he has won the four titles of his career (Casablanca 2011 and 2012, Gstaad 2014 and Marrakech 2018).
Meanwhile, Trungelliti (240), from Santiago, from the previous classification of the contest, fell against the Chilean Nicholas Jarry (51) by 7-5 and 6-3, after 1 hour and 50 minutes of action.
This edition of Conde de Godó will have the participation of three other Argentines: the porteños Francisco Cerundolo y Diego Schwarzman and the Cordovan Pedro Cachín.
Fran Cerúndolo will appear directly in the second round of the contest and awaits a rival; Meanwhile he small Schwarztman (48) will debut against the Chinese Yibing Wu (56) and Cachín from Cordoba will debut against the Dutch Gijs Brouwer (121), both tomorrow.
The ATP 500 in Barcelona takes place on clay courts, will distribute a total of 2,872,435 euros in prizes and has Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, number 2 in the world, as the top favorite.
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