Monte-Carlo is coming, the first Masters 1000 of the year on slow courts, and some Argentines will appear in action. In addition to their upcoming singles performances, Diego Schwartzman and Guido Pella will take to the court this Sunday to make their presentation in doubles with their respective partners.
Peque forms a luxury duo: will play alongside defending singles champion Fabio Fognini, and they will make their debut against Austrian Oliver Marach and Australian Luke Saville. The meeting is scheduled at Court Rainier III at the end of the duel between Jordan Thompson and Benoit Paire.
On the other hand, Pella is not far behind, since He will be presented with the Chilean Cristian Garin: the French premiere will be opposite Jamie Murray and Jan-Lennard Struff. The match may start earlier than Schwartzman-Fognini’s, and will be played on Court 2 after the match between Yannick Hanfmann and Alexei Popyrin is over.
It should be noted that another Argentine will also be part of the doubles participation. Is about Horacio Zeballos, a natural reference in this category, who will play once again with Marcel Granollers (they hold four titles together). They are the fourth favorites for the trophy and will start from the second round, where they may face each other in a luxury duel against Karen Kachanov and Andrey Rublev, if the Russians surpass the French Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.
This will start Monte-Carlo. In singles, Schwartzman, No. 9 in the world, seventh in the list of the best of the tournament and who will go in search of his best performance, will debut in the second round against the winner of the duel between the Norwegian Christian Ruud and the young Danish promise Holger Rune. In turn, Pella already has an assigned rival: it will be Lucas Pouille (WC), and he will seek, at 30, his second title on the circuit.