News continues to arrive for the South American tour. It is now confirmed that Nicolás Kicker will play the Argentina Open Pre-Qualy, tournament that will give entry to the classification of the ATP of Buenos Aires.
The Argentine tennis player, a native of Merlo, will return to the ring after his sanction upon receiving one of the invitations to the contest that will be played at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club between February 2 and 6.
It should be remembered that the 28-year-old player, sanctioned in 2018 after being found guilty of match fixing by the Tennis Integrity Unit (ITU), had his initial punishment reduced by four months, and is now entitled to return to the courts.
Kicker had planned to return this week at M15 in Monastir (Tunisia) but the tournament was canceled due to the pandemic. Now he plans to stay in Argentina and play the prequalys of the tournaments that are played in the country.
In preseason, Kicker he trained with tennis players of the stature of Diego Schwartzman, Guido Pella, Juan Ignacio Londero and Pablo Cuevas.
It should be remembered that he was found guilty of match fixing in two Challengers in 2015 and consequently suspended from all competition in professional tennis. The Argentine, according to the TIU report, had problems in a match at the Challenger in Padova, in June 2015, and another in Barranquilla, in September of the same year.
Kicker, a professional since 2009, will return to the circuit after two years and 8 months. His last match was on May 21, 2018 at the ATP 250 in Lyon.