For the first round of the French Open, Christian Garin (23rd) defeated Juan Ignacio Londero (100th) in four sets. The former 18th of the ranking was left with the victory with partials of 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) and 6-2 before the Cordoba, who has not won a match at ATP level since last September, when in this same tournament he debuted with a smile before his compatriot Federico Delbonis.
The Argentine played a excellent tennis in the first set. Despite the fact that he started the game losing his service, the Topo pressed the accelerator and was far superior to his rival. The Albiceleste player took the Chilean’s serve twice and closed 6-3.
Again with many breaks present In the second set, Garin’s hierarchy said present. Londero was 3-2 and ahead, but the world number 23 brought out his quality. With five service losses in six games, the set sided with the winner of five ATP titles 6-4.
Errors were the recurring factor of the third set: Londero was placed 4-0 in just 14 minutes of play. However, the Chilean reacted and won five games in a row to finish winning the tiebreak 8-6.
The best Andean racket did not slow down the revolutions for the rest of the game. Hand in hand with a very solid game, he managed to win the last set 6-2 to start his adventure at the French Open on the right foot. In the second round of the tournament his rival will be the North American Mackenzie McDonald (118th), who beat Emil Ruusuvuori (74 °) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-3.
In the other South American duel of the day, Guido Pella (59 °) was left with the victory against Colombian Daniel Galán (106 °).