Federico Delbonis (48 °) Y Juan Pablo Varillas (130 °) had an auspicious presentation although they were different paths in the ATP 500 from Hamburg, a tournament in which Sebastián Báez (164th) made his debut with a victory.
The Azulean worked for more than two hours against the Chinese Zhizhen Zhang (161 °) to beat him 6-1, 5-7 and 6-4. In his sixth appearance in Hamburg (his best result was obtained in 2013, when he was a finalist and fell against Fabio Fognini) will now play Albert Ramos, another clay fighter.
On the Peruvian side, it was something more express. He beat Indian Sumit Nagal (154th) in straight sets: 6-0 and 6-4. He was the first for Varillas in an ATP 500 and the sixth at the ATP level. The remaining five were played between the 2020 and 2021 editions of the ATP 250 in Santiago de Chile. The next instance will have it hand in hand with Benoit Paire.