Argentines Federico Delbonis and Federico Coria had their debut and farewell in their presentation at the Miami Masters 1000 in view of Jordan Thompson (60 °) and Marin Cilic (45 °), respectively.
The born in Blue fell 7-6 (6) and 6-4 against Australian Thompson (60th) in two hours and twelve minutes of play. It was the third confrontation between both players: the Argentine could never beat him. In this way, Delbonis, who had just reached the semifinals at the ATP 250 in Santiago, says goodbye in the first round. For his part, Thompson will face Canadian Milos Raonic in the second round.
Meanwhile, Coria (84 °) was eliminated from the competition after falling to Cilic (45 °) by 6-3, 2-6 and 6-4 in just over two hours of play. In a very even duel until the end of the game, the Croatian deployed his entire category in key moments of the game to advance to the next stage of the tournament in which he will face Chilean Cristian Garín (13th seed).
Finally, the Argentine Horacio Zeballos fell with his doubles partner, the Spanish Marcel Granollers, against the German duo made up of Alexander Zverev and Tim Puetz by 6-2 and 6-4. The pair made up of the Mar del Plata and the Iberian had just reached the final of the ATP 500 in Acapulco.
In addition to the action of the Argentines, the South Americans will also see action Daniel Galan and Thiago Seyboth Wild. The Colombian will face the Brazilian in the fourth round of court 4. This will be the first match between the two in history. On the other hand, Thiago Monteiro will face Kevin Anderson and Miomir Kecmanovic, David Nalbandian’s pupil, will face Britain’s Liam Broady.