The return of the ATP circuit is almost a fact. The final confirmation of the tournaments in which men’s tennis would return would be announced this week and, although Washington’s ATP was canceled, everything indicates that the official action will return in the United States itself.
In this context, the most optimistic Argentine is Diego Schwartzman (13th in the world ranking). Last Saturday he left for the Bahamas to prepare for the Cincinnati and US Open tournaments, both to be played in New York from August 22 to September 13.
If he improves on the third round of Cincinnati or the quarterfinals of Flushing Meadows, he could approach the Top 10. Otherwise, the performances of 2019 will continue to be counted in the ranking. His second rounds in Madrid and Roland Garros invite him to dream. with adding good points later. Instead, he will have little margin in Rome, where he must be a finalist to score.
Meanwhile, Juan Ignacio Londero’s original plan (62nd) was to travel on August 7 to face the Washington ATP. Canceled the tournament, he continues training on hard courts of the Tennis Club Argentino of Buenos Aires and will fly on the 14th to continue preparing the Ohio State Masters 1000 and the US Open (reached second rounds in 2019).
After the mini-tour, the eighth finalist of Roland Garros 2019, will leave for Madrid in search of winning for the first time matches in European Masters 1000 on clay.
“I feel good. Training about 9 weeks ago and eager to compete,” says the man from Jesús María to ESPNTenis.com. “It will be very rare due to the fact of playing without an audience and due to the situation of applying the bubble. Although we always go from the hotel to the club and from the club to the hotel, now we will be obliged. Equally at least we have the opportunity to start but literally everyone is going to be weird. “
As a counterpart, as it could be found, Guido Pella (35th) still does not have a flight plan although he is also scored to play the Cincinnati Masters 1000 (second round in 2019) and the United States Open (first round in the last edition).
Federico Coria (104 °) will fly on Friday 7 to Miami. The next step will be to consider where he will train with his coach Diego Junqueira in search of a better adaptation before playing qualifying for Cincinnati and the US Open.
“I am used to traveling alone but I understand the great players who complain if they cannot travel with a larger team. For me it will be an award to play, it is what we dream of as a boy,” confesses Guillermo’s younger brother about his first Main draw in Grand Slam tournament.
On the 14th Federico Delbonis (78th) and Leonardo Mayer (118th) will also move, who should also play Cincinnati from the qualy and then the main draw of the US Open.
“The idea is to fly this Saturday, August 1, and then think about a possible trip to New York when the US Open is ready.” The words are from Facundo Bagnis (134 °) the only one in the Top 200 who does not rule out starting the action in Europe and then moving to the United States, foreseeing that the list in Flushing Meadows may be one of the strangest in the Open Era.
Andrea Collarini (198 °), Juan Pablo Ficovich (205 °), Renzo Olivo (209 °), Facundo Mena (223 °) and Francisco Cerundolo (244 °) do intend to settle in the Old Continent: they would return to action Official since August 17 with Challengers for Italy that includes consecutive weeks in Todi, Trieste, Cordenons and Parma. According to the list closings, an alternative tour, also from 17, includes Prague I, Prague II and Ostrava.