Wimbledon: The Argentine Wednesday was short-lived; who is left? :: Olé

Wimbledon: The Argentine Wednesday was short-lived; who is left? :: Olé
Wimbledon: The Argentine Wednesday was short-lived; who is left? :: Olé

03/07/2024 12:52hs.Updated on 07/03/2024 17:06hs.

Francisco Cerúndolo (30th) joined the list of Argentines who continue to be denied victories on grass this season. Unusual for him, who last year cut a 29-year streak without titles for our country on the surface, he said goodbye in the first round of the tournament. Wimbledon This Wednesday, when they fell to Roman Safiullin (44°) by 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4.

In fact, the porteño He started losing the game this Tuesdayparadoxically tying the sets against the Russian before the suspension due to lack of light. It is that Cerúndolo He squandered a good two-sets-to-nil lead that the European managed to balanceThe Argentine began to complain of a pain in his knee and, as usually happens when his tennis is not working out, he expressed his frustration by protesting against his team. That circle that was virtuous became vicious and sent him to an all-or-nothing fifth set the next day.

In the end, and after eight games in which there were no break points, Cerúndolo found himself 0-40 on serve, which Safiullin broke on the third break pointthen winning his turn at zero and finishing the job that placed him in the second round and left the River fans at zero on grass during this tour in which he had lost in the debuts of Queens (6-1 and 7-5 against Carlos Alcaraz) and Eastbourne, where he was defending the title, in two tie-breaks against the American Marcos Giron.

Lourdes Carlé also lost this Wednesday.

Not only did Cerúndolo lose today, but he also said goodbye Lourdes Carle (87th), by 6-2 and 7-5 against the American Katie Volynets (69th),

The Argentines who remain and play on Thursday at Wimbledon

Of the ten Argentine players who started the third Grand Slam of the year in singles, only two made it to the second round, and they will play this Thursday. Francisco Comesaña (122°) y Thomas Etcheverry (31°).

Francisco Comesaña is in second.

The surprising Mar del Plata native Comesaña, who defeated Andrey Rublev (6th) in his debut, in his fifth match on the ATP circuit will go to 7 against the Australian Adam Walton (101°), whom he never faced, while Etcheverry from La Plata will face the Russian for the first time Alexei Popyrin (47°), around 9. Both on ESPN and Disney+.

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