According to the draw carried out this Thursday, Diego Schwartzman He will debut against the 39th. of the world ranking, Serbian Filip Krajinovic, compatriot of Novak Djokovic who appears as the first seed and will seek his 10th. title at the Australian Open.
Even if Djokovic’s situation is still unclear, World’s number one he trained this Thursday with Federico Coria and then his name appeared in the draw where He was lucky enough to make his debut against his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic.
The Argentines’ rivals at the Australian Open
Diego Schwartzman will play with Serbian Krajinovic, a debut that seems accessible for the 13er. pre-classified from a tournament in which 6 other Argentines have already secured their place.
Federico Delbonis (42nd) will play against the Spanish Pedro Martínez (61ro), Faith Coria (64th) will have a difficult debut against the Frenchman Gael Monfills (19th) and Facundo Bagnis It will be measured with an old acquaintance of the Argentines: the Chilean Cristian Garín (18vo).
Among the youngest, Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (81st) will play against an opponent emerged from the classification Y Sebastian Baez (95th) against the experienced Spaniard Albert Ramos Vinolas (44to).
The list can add two more since Marco Trungelliti (198 in the ATP ranking) and Tomás Martín Etcheverry (129th) will play this Thursday the pass to the main draw of the Australian Open tennis when they face al bosnio Damir Dzumhur (161st) and to the Italian Flavio Cobolli (199no), respectively.
From 9:15 p.m. Argentine time, Trungelliti, 31, will face Dzumhur and at 23:15, Etcheverry, 24, will face Cobolli, 19.
The last Argentines to fall in qualifying were Renzo Olivo (188th) and Juan Pablo Ficovich (236th), eliminated by the Slovak Norbert Gombos (6-0, 3-6 and 7-6) and the Italian Salvatore Caruso (7-5 and 7-6), respectively