Guido Pella’s 2021 was not as he surely imagined when toasting in the first minute of the year. Only three games played with participation in the ATP Cup and the Australian Open plus a series of misfortunes that prevented him, for example, from participating in his long-awaited tour of South American brick dust.
But, since bad times are not forever, April seems to be opening up for the 48th Bahian in the world ranking. With the draw for the ATP 250 of Sardinia in Cagliari, the beginning smiles at him.
His first rival as the seventh seed will be Egor Gerasimov and if he advances he would meet Aljaz Bedene to dream of a third round against American Taylor Fritz.
Although he has not played for points since the first days of February, Pella is already encouraging the return operation in a tournament in which he will not be the only Argentine. Federico Coria will go to the other side of the frame and will collide with John Millman from the start. The top seed in Italy is Dan Evans.