A Monday created to cut streaks in Germany. Guido pella advanced to the second round of Munich ATP 250, by defeating the Belarusian in his debut Egor Gerasimov 6-0, 2-0 and the European player retired, to win a game again after 79 days. Meanwhile, the also Argentine Federico Coria successfully presented himself to the German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2.
Pella, ranked 55th in the ATP world rankings, beat Belarusian Gerasimov (76th), who retired due to injury after 50 minutes of play, when he fell 6-0, 2-0. With this victory, the Bahiense cut a streak of four consecutive defeats and the next rival of the native of Bahía Blanca will be the Australian John Millman (40th), who defeated his compatriot Alexei Popyrin (77th), 7-6 (7-3), 3-6 and 7-5.
Pella had not achieved a victory since last February 6 when he beat the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (59th) in Australia, for the initial round of the ATP Cup, representing the Argentine team. After his time at the Australian Open, the Bahian contracted coronavirus in mid-February and missed the entire South American tour of brick dust, plus the Masters 1000 in Miami.
Later, the Rosario Federico Coria, located in the 90th place of the ecumenical ranking, defeated the German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe (134 °) by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-2, ending a streak of five falls in a row (and seven at the ATP level), since he had not won since his debut at the Challenger in Santiago de Chile.
In the round of 16, Coria will face the Slovak Norbert Gombos (95 °), who came in as a lucky loser and will start early in the box, directly in the second phase.