Francisco Cerúndolo and Facundo Bagnis They passed the last phase of qualifying at the ATP 250 in Belgrade and will play the main draw. Both players had their first ATP final this year; Fran lost to Peque in Buenos Aires while Armstrong’s fell to Garin in Santiago. Instead, Federico Coria was left out in the tournament debut.
Cerúndolo beat Robert Carballés-Baena 7-6 (6) and 6-4 and will play Alexei Popyrin in the first round. For his part, Bagnis defeated Serbian Medjedovic 6-4 and 6-2 and in the first round he will face also Serbian Kecmanovic.
Juan Ignacio Londero and Federico Delbonis are the other Argentines who are in the main draw, in addition to Federico Coria, who fell to Milojevic on Monday.
On the other hand, Guillermo Coria’s younger brother did not make his footing in the Serbian ATP main draw. The local Nikola Milojevic beat the Santa Fe 6-4 and 6-0, after a very even first set that did not give the impression that after the next set will be so negative for the Argentine.
Thus, Federico Coria lost in six of his last seven ATP meetings. In addition, he also fell in his debut in the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 qualy.