It was debut and farewell for Federico Delbonis in ATP 250 of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The store Mikhail Kukushkin became strong at home and turned a story that had started favorable for the Argentine: 6-7 (5), 6-3 and 6-2.
The claw and complexion of the first set did not reach for the native of Azul, located in position 76 of the world ranking, which saw the kazajo grow up by leaps and bounds and close the match firmly. In the second round, the 91st of the ATP classification will run into the tournament’s top favorite, the Frenchman Benoit Paire (28).
Since tennis returned in August post-pandemic, Delbonis was one of the Argentines with the most activity and the record of 9-8, including ATP tournaments, Challenger and qualifying rounds, it shows.
Other first round matches: Frances Tiafoe beat Miomir Kecmanovic 7-5 and 6-3; John millman Fernando Verdasco by 6-3 and 6-4; Y Tommy paul to Radu Albot by 6-4 and 6-0.