The circuit does not give respite. The beginning of the ATP 500 of Barcelona, which will have the premiere of Guido Pella against Kei Nishikori this Monday in what will be one of the most outstanding duels of the first day. A priori, the contest will have some great games to live on the ESPN screen.
On the first turn of the court Rafa Nadal, Gilles Simon and Pablo Andújar will meet from 6 BUE / SCL and 4 BOG / LIM. After that meeting they will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Egor Gerasimov starting at 7.30 BUE / SCL and 5.30 BOG / LIM. Finally there will be the confrontation of Pella before Nishikori (first confrontation between the two) from 9 of BUE / SCL and 7 of BOG / LIM. All these matches can be seen on the screen of ESPN 2 and ESPNPlay.
Another of the main duels on the first day in Barcelona is the one they will play Jeremy Chardy and Nikoloz Basilashvili, who already played twice and there was one win per side. At the same time as Pella-Nishikori, but on the Manolo Santana track, it is expected that Benoit Paire makes his debut against Federico Gaio, the Italian who entered as a lucky loser after the loss of Casper Ruud.
On the other hand, track 2 will have a great duel between Cameron Norrie and Salvatore Caruso. In doubles, Pablo Carreño Busta and promising young Spanish Carlos Alcaraz will debut against Lukaz Kubot and Wesley Koolhof for a place in the second round.
In this way, Pella will be the only Latin American with action on the first day. In case of beating Nishikori, Chilean Cristian Garin awaits him in the second round.