The Argentine Tennis Association is in congratulations as the seventh passenger of the team announced for the Tokyo Olympics, whose tennis events will be held between July 24 and August 1.
To Nadia Podoroska, Diego Schwartzman, Horacio Zeballos, Andrés Molteni, Facundo Bagnis (96 ° ATP in the cut-off) and Federico Coria (103 °) now Francisco Cerúndolo joined to the list. The loss of Roger Federer made the porteño (22 years old, 116th) enter by ranking.
The 24-year-old from Rosario will compete in the women’s singles events and also the mixed doubles with Zeballos, who in turn will compete in the men’s doubles modality with Molteni. The Mar del Plata, classified directly for being Top 10 in the discipline, had priority to choose any compatriot who was Top 300 in either of the two modalities without having to speculate with the closing of lists. The other couple will make it up Schwartzman and Bagnis as long as they add the necessary ranking to be among the 32 teams in the main draw.
Schwartzman, No. 1 Argentine and 11 in the world, is the only one confirmed for the men’s singles event, in which a maximum of four players can be presented.
Mercedes Paz (coach and head of delegation) and Gustavo Marcaccio will be the officers who will accompany and assist the athletes on behalf of the AAT.
In addition to the absence of Del Potro, Guido Pella from Bahia declined to play, adding to the decision of the Azulean Federico Delbonis. Máximo González, another doubles specialist, also prioritized the doubles calendar and grow in his ranking, since today he is in the dispute for the Race to the ATP Finals together with Simone Bolelli.
Dream come true, I am an Olympic athlete. Nothing better than being able to go to @ Tokyo2020 and to be able to represent the most beautiful country of all. Thanks to everyone who took part in making this come true. 🇦🇷❤️🇦🇷❤️ pic.twitter.com/tYyiU6vXka
– Francisco Cerúndolo (@FranCerundolo) July 14, 2021