The Spanish Roberto Carballés and the Argentine Facundo Bagnis on Monday passed the first round of the ATP 250 Chile Open by beating the Italians Salvatore caruso Y Marco Cecchinato, respectively, while the local tennis player Nicolas Jarry was eliminated by the American Frances Tiafoe.
Carballés, number 97 of the ATP ranking, won 6-4 and 7-6 (5) to Caruso (79), sixth favorite of the tournament, while Bagnis (118) did it for 6-7, 6-2 and 6-3 over Cecchinato (89).
Jarry, number 746 of the ATP, was defeated by Tiafoe, 64 of the ranking, by a very tight 6-7 (7), 7-6 (7) and 6-7 (7), after failing to resolve in his favor a match that lasted almost three hours and in which he even arranged from a match point in the third tie break when he was 6-5 up.
In other clashes on the first day of the tournament, the Portuguese Pedro Souza, number 110 in the world, defeated the Argentine 6-2 and 6-4 Leonardo mayer (146), while the Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan (121) triumphed 7-6 (2), 3-6 and 7-5 against the German Daniel Altmaier (143).
The first round continues this Tuesday with the debut of the Argentine Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, 182 of the ATP, who will face the Chilean Gonzalo lama, 657 in the world.
Cerúndolo He is considered a young promise of tennis in his country and comes after winning his first ATP tournament title at the Córdoba Open.
The Argentines will also make their debut Federico Coria Y Federico Delbonis, seventh and eighth seeds of the tournament, respectively, which will face the Italian Gianluca Mager, in the first case, and into Spanish Jaume munar, In a second.
The Chilean Cristian Garin, the French Benoit paire and spanish Pablo Andújar They are the first three seeds of the tournament, which is played on the clay courts of the Club Deportivo Universidad Católica de San Carlos de Apoquindo, in the country’s capital.