Day one for the main draw of the Cordoba Open, the first of the two ATPs to be played successively in Argentina, and a double South American presence. This Monday Chilean Nicolás Jarry and Colombian Daniel Galán debut.
After his participation in the Australian Open, Guido Pella will not play the Córdoba Open since he tested positive for coronavirus on his entry into the contest bubble. That was the great news on Sunday, during the preliminary phase dispute, and on Monday two matches of the first round of the tournament key are already being played.
Jarry, who recently reappeared after a doping sanction, received a special invitation in Córdoba. Being No. 1,165 in the ATP ranking, due to his low activity after the suspension, he will reappear against the Spanish Jaume Munar (104 °) in this competition on clay.
The 25-year-old Chilean, ex-Top 40 in the world, disputes his first official ATP in a year and month, after reaching the second round in Adelaide, in January 2020. His most recent performance was the defeat in the round of 16 of the Challenger of Concepción, in his country, last week.
If he wins, he will face French Benoit Paire (29th), who is the second seed in Córdoba, in the second round.
For his part, Galán is 116th in the ranking, being the only Colombian in the World Top 300. In his beginning, he is measured with the Slovak Jozef Kovalik (128 °).
Galán, 24, is coming off his last ATP championship last month, when he reached the second round at Delray Beach. If you advance, you still do not know who your next opponent will be.