To his absolute debut in Grand Slams, Federico Coria (104 in the world) added a special chapter to a career that began to be written late. But better late than never.
With his success against the German Jan-Lennard Struff (30th) by 6-1 and 7-6 (7-5), the 28-year-old player settled in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Rome after entering the table main from classification. It is the best triumph of his career.
The Rosario, younger brother of the “Mago” (number three in the world in 2004), will play his next game against local candidate Matteo Berrettini, fourth seed for the title who will enter to play directly in the second round.
Meanwhile, another Santa Fe, Facundo Bagnis (135 °), also emerged from the classification, lost in straight sets with Russian Rublev (12 °) after one hour and 39 minutes of play by double 6-4.
Finally, Guido Pella from Bahia lost his debut against Canadian Denis Shapovalov in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. It was not a good performance in the attempt to take off after his bad time in the United States.