Roland Garros: some good Argentine victories and two from Rosario who have already said goodbye

Roland Garros: some good Argentine victories and two from Rosario who have already said goodbye
Roland Garros: some good Argentine victories and two from Rosario who have already said goodbye

Roland Garros went through its third day of competition under rainwhich featured the debut of six Argentine representatives, both men and women. Tomás Etcheverry and Mariano Navone advanced to the roundwhile Federico Coria and Román Burruchaga were eliminated, as were María Lourdes Carlé and Nadia Podoroska.

Tomás Martín Etcheverry29th in the world and third Argentine racket at the moment, defeated the young Frenchman Arthur Cazaux (77th) by coming back from a set down and will face the winner of the cross between the Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech (69th) and the Australian Adam Walton (96th) in the second round of Roland Garros.

On a Suzanne Lenglen court that was abuzz in favor of Cazaux, Etcheverry turned around an unfavorable first set (3-6) with two clear 6-2 and 6-1, at a time when his rival was already having muscle problems. Galvanized by the local public, the 21-year-old tennis player from Montpellier did not give in and was close to deciding the fourth set in his favor with a break of serve in the sixth game and a 4-3 ball that failed.

But weakened by physical problems (he complained of adductors, a hand and an ankle), Cazaux had no choice but to lay down his arms before the man from La Plata, who angrily commemorated his costly victory after three hours and 26 minutes of battle and a score. of 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 and 6-4.

For its part, Mariano Navone, the first tennis player to be seeded in a Grand Slam in the year of his debut, He defeated the Spanish Pablo Carreñowho returned to high competition after a year and a half of an elbow injury.

Navone, 31st in the world and 23 years old, overcame a set against to give the Asturian tennis player a large score (5-7, 6-1, 6-3 and 6-0, in two hours and 52 minutes).

The luck for Federico Coria was different (71st) and Román Andrés Burruchaga (144th), who were eliminated by the American Taylor Fritz (12th) and the German Jan-Lennard Struff (41st), respectively. The Rosario added his fifth consecutive setback in Grand Slam debuts and left Paris with a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1in two hours and 28 minutes of action.

Jorge Burruchaga’s son, for his part, concluded his first participation at Roland Garros with a categorical 6-3, 6-2 and 6-1, in one hour and 27 minutes, after having passed the qualifying phase.

As for the women’s team, the Argentine tennis player María Lurdes Carle, number 82 in the world and debutant in a major, fell to the Belgian Elise Mertens (27th), fifteenth favorite, 6-3 and 7-6 (8), after two hours and 34 minutes of play.

And Nadia Podoroska (59th), The last remaining female hope in the tournament and a Roland Garros semi-finalist in 2020, could not beat the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (21st) after a resounding 6-1 and 6-0.

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