Debut and farewell for Nicolas Jarry. At ATP of Santiago, the local guest could not with the American Francis Tiafoe and was eliminated in the first round.
It was well even and tight: 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7) and 7-6 (7) for the North American who got into the second round of the Chilean tournament.
Just reappeared on the big circuit after the suspension for doping, Jarry, now 746th in the world ranking, was looking forward to the appointment in the capital of his country, where the organizers gave him a special invitation. But the draw was not positive for him. Although he was up to the task, he could not with Tiafoe in almost three hours of play.
Tiafoe’s next opponent (64th) will be the Argentine Facundo Bagnis (118 °), semifinalist in Córdoba, who opened the day with a 6-7 (4), 6-2 and 6-3 victory against the Italian Marco Cecchinato (89th) who was the Top 20 semifinalist at Roland Garros.
The main favorite is Cristian Garin, No. 22 in the world, who starts early and will just have his debut for the second wheel.