The Peque celebrates its classification towards the next instance of Wimbledon. Photo: REUTERS / Toby Melville

Diego Schwartzman he was the only Argentine who could get a victory on the grass at Wimbledon. In a day that was marked by the defeats of Guido Pella, Federico Coria, Marco Trungelliti, Juan Ignacio Lóndero and Nadia Podoroska, the Small demonstrated his hierarchy and imposed himself with authority against Liam Broady 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 and 6-4 to qualify for the third round of the contest.

The Small, number 11 in the world and ninth seed, after a start with doubts he was able to impose his game from the second set and was left before the hard Broady (143), turf specialist, with the victory in four sets after 3 hours and 16 minutes of the game. The Argentine will appear again on the lawn of the All England Club, in the English capital before, Friday for the third round against Marton Fucsovics (48), who today eliminated the Czech Jiri Vesely (72), by overcoming it by 6-3, 5-4 and retirement due to injury to the loser.

In this way, Schawrtzman, 28 years old, minimally repeats his best performance at Wimbledon, since the 2019 until the third round and fell to the Italian Matteo Berrettini (9), so his next goal to match will be to exceed what he showed two years ago.


* The defeat of Guido Pella

The first to jump onto the court was Guido Pella, who tried to fight the Italian Matteo Berrettini but he ended up giving up his stay at Wimbledon after almost two hours and 20 minutes of action. The 31-year-old Argentine, ranked 59th, lost by 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-0 Against the European who is 9 on the planet and in the next round he will face the Dutch Botic van de Zandschulp.

* The defeat of Federico Coria

Nor did he have better luck Federico Coria in his duel against the Colombian Daniel Elhai Galán. The 29-year-old Argentine representative said goodbye at the premiere of what was his first official Wimbledon after having lost in two previous editions in qualifying. The tennis player coffee grower 25-year-old, 112th in the ranking, won by 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and 7-5 against the 87th in the world in almost three hours of the game. In the next phase he will go against the Italian Lorenzo Sonego.

* The fall of Trungelliti

After having passed three qualy presentations, Marco Trungelliti He fought for two and a half hours but said goodbye in his premiere against the French Benjamin Bonzi, who also arrived at the main draw from the classification table. The European left on the way the Argentine, 31 years old and 205 in the ranking, with a 6-1, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4. Still, Trungelliti’s performance is already a career milestone considering that in his six previous Wimbledon appearances he had barely been able to get around a qualifying match. Bonzi’s opponent will be Marin Cilic.

* The defeat of Juan Ignacio Lóndero

Perhaps the most painful fall of the day for Argentina was that of Juan Ignacio Londero, the 27-year-old representative from Cordoba who had an outstanding season in 2019 but has had a 2021 of many complications with ten consecutive defeats in debuts of the main ATP tournaments. The Top, who used to be 50 in the world and today ranks 129, was defeated in two and a half hours by the Italian Gianluca Mager (77th) with a 7-6, 6-0, 4-6 and 6-3. In the second round you will have as an opponent a Nick Kyrgios.

* The fall of Nadia Podoroska

The Rosario did not manage to maintain the high level that she had shown in her debut against the American Ann Li Y said goodbye to the British Grand Slam after falling 6-3 and 7-6 against the Czech Tereza Martincova, who had reached his commitment thanks to the victory against Alison Riske for 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1. The Small had come to Wimbledon with previous turf experience at the German bad Homburg, where he had reached the quarter finals, where he lost to Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic.


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