Roland Garros, a positive tournament for Latin Americans


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Roland Garros, a positive tournament for Latin Americans

After two and a half weeks, Roland Garros It ended. The Grand Slam of Paris, which had as champion Rafael Nadal by defeating in the final Novak Djokovic, left a great result for Latin American tennis players, who took advantage of the tournament to start climbing the rankings.

First, Diego Schwartzman undoubtedly performed an excellent Roland Garros. The Argentine tennis player reached the quarterfinals of the competition without losing any set, but in this instance he had to suffer to advance to the next round: against Dominic Thiem, the Peque fought and was left with the victory to five sets. Then, in the semifinal he fell to Rafael Nadal and said goodbye to a contest that placed him among the 10 best tennis players on the circuit, the great goal he had Schwartzman this year.

At the same time, Nadia Podoroska also went through the best tournament in her career: Argentina got into the semifinal of Roland Garros, in which she was eliminated by losing to the Polish Iga Swiatek, who became champion of the tournament, 6-4 and 6-2. With this excellent performance, the Rosario had a fantastic increase in the WTA ranking: she went from being outside the Top 100 to getting among the 50 highest-scoring tennis players in the world.

Alexa guarachi It is another of those that stood out at the Grand Slam in Paris. The Chilean tennis player reached the final of the women’s doubles together with Desirae Krawczyk, but they could not crown the great tournament when they fell in the decisive match against the couple consisting of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic by 6-4 and 7-5.

As to Gustavo Fernandez, the Argentine fell in the semifinal of the tournament against the British Alfie Hewett 7-6 (5) and 7-5 and could not defend his title at the French Open. The same happened to him in the doubles, since he lost in the decisive match with the Japanese Shingo kunieda against Hewett himself and Gordon Reid by 7-6 (4), 1-6 and 10-3.

Further, Christian garin He also started with a good performance in the contest, so much so that he reached the third round of the French Open, but was defeated in this instance by Karen kachanov by 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2.

For his part, the Colombian Daniel Galán passed qualifying and then the first two initial rounds, but then crossed paths with Novak Djokovic and the Serbian did his job: 6-0, 6-3 and 6-2 to eliminate the Latin American, who despite this finished the tournament with a high level.

Finally, the Ecuadorian Emilio gomez advanced from qualifying to reach the main draw, but lost to Italian on debut Lorenzo Sonego and quickly said goodbye to Roland Garros.


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