The Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, the first tournament of that level of the year on slow courts, already has its table defined, with the panorama of the figures, and the three Latin Americans who appear in the key already know their situation facing the start of the fight in the traditional Principality of Monaco.
Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella are the Argentine representatives, while Cristian Garin the man to be followed by Chilean fans. The Peque and the Tank are listed as seeded, but only the first, being one of the top eight, will have the first round free.
Schwartzman is the No. 9 in the world and was drawn in Monte-Carlo as the seventh seed, due to weight losses, such as those of the Austrian Dominic Thiem (4th) and the Swiss Roger Federer (7th). Therefore, the Latin American tennis leader will start his adventure on the second wheel, facing the winner between the Norwegian Christian Ruud and the young Danish promise Holger Rune.
In case of advancing to the round of 16, the porteño could be measured with the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta or the Russian Karen Khachanov and already in the quarterfinals would appear the Russian Daniil Medvedev, second favorite, who won his 10 titles on hard surface and still lacks perform at a high level on clay.
For his part, Garin, No. 20 in the ATP ranking, is the 16th and last seed of the Monegasque competition. The Chilean will start in the first round against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who will debut as coach the Spaniard Toni Nadal, Rafa’s historic coach.
If he surpasses it, Garin would play with the Australian John Millman or the Frenchman Ugo Humbert, with the Greek Stefanos Tsitipas as a candidate for that sector of the table to be his opponent in the round of 16, although he will have to overcome the promising Italian Lorenzo Musetti or the ascendant in the opening. Russian Aslan Karatsev.
Meanwhile, Pella had to appear against the French special guest Lucas Pouille and, if he advances, he would play the Frenchman Gael Monfils, 10th favorite, or the Spanish Pablo Andujar.