Wimbledon: the fact that links Francisco Comesaña with David Nalbandian and that excites Argentines :: Olé

Wimbledon: the fact that links Francisco Comesaña with David Nalbandian and that excites Argentines :: Olé
Wimbledon: the fact that links Francisco Comesaña with David Nalbandian and that excites Argentines :: Olé

04/07/2024 15:21hs.

Francisco Comesaña (122°) continues to make a name for himself at the All England Lawn Tennis Club. After making a splash in the first round of Wimbledon, beating Andrey Rublev (6°) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, and 7-6 (5), the tennis player from Mar del Plata made it through the second round by beating the Australian Adam Walton (101°) by 7-5, 1-6, 6-7 (12), 6-1 and 7-6 (8). With these two victories in his debut in London, The Argentine achieved a milestone like David Nalbandian and invites him to dream looking ahead to what’s coming…

Comesaña and Nalbandian: the only Argentines to win two matches in their debut at Wimbledon

Comesaña arrived at Wimbledon with high expectations after missing Roland Garros due to a last-minute injury. Determined to get rid of the thorn, he wrote on his social networks: “Things happen for a reason and I believe that they teach us a lesson to make us stronger.” With a youthful appearance, sporting earrings, chains and a modern haircut, Comesaña took advantage of his opportunity and took a resounding victory in its debut.

The Mar del Plata native, with Five titles in challenger tournamentshas had two major breakthrough moments in his career: first, under the direction of Facundo Arguello in 2021, when he broke a streak of six losing finals at the future level; and second, working with Sebastian GutierrezSebastián Báez’s trainer, with whom he shared the youth team of 2000. Although he does not always travel with his full technical team, he is part of his academy and has the support of Manuel Abades and Matías Cáceres in his box.

Comesaña’s victory over Rublev was one of the great triumphs of Argentine tennis players in London, as there were 116 places in the ATP ranking between them. After the match, which ended up lasting three hours, the Argentine expressed his disbelief. “I don’t know what I did, I was very lucky today. I just enjoyed the match, the court, the people and I played my best tennis.”Francisco said.

Comesaña in the third round of Wimbledon. (AFP)

On Thursday morning, Comesaña beat Adam Walton in five sets and made it to the third round of Wimbledon, where he will face the winner of Luciano Darderi (37th) and Lorenzo Musetti (25th). Regardless of his fate in London, Francisco has secured his return to the Top 100. But what also excites the Argentine is a milestone that he shares with Nalbandian: They are the only two tennis players in the country to have won at least two matches on their debut at Wimbledon.

In the edition of 2002 of the London Grand Slam, King David, barely 20 years old, He beat the Spaniard David Sánchez (6-4, 6-3, 4-6 y 7-5) and against the French Paul-Henri Mathieu (7-6(3), 7-6(7) and 6-3). But the feat did not end there, since The Cordoban managed to reach the finall. He defeated Swiss George Bastl (third round), Australian Wayne Arthurs (round of 8), Ecuadorian Nicolas Lapentti (quarter-finals) and Belgian Xavier Malisse (semi-finals). In the final, he fell to none other than world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt.

In his Wimbledon debut, King David reached the final(AP)

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