Good news flooded the day of Juan Pablo Varillas (130 °). Is that the Peruvian, who came from falling to Benoit Paire in the ATP 500 in Hamburg despite performing a great performance, will be present at the Tokyo Olympics.
The loss of Alex de Miñaur (17th) after testing positive for Covid-19 opened the doors for the Peruvian player to become the 35th athlete to go to the Games on behalf of their country.
With this classification, Varillas returned Peruvian tennis to the highest Olympic event after 17 years. The last to compete had been Luis Horna in Athens 2004. In Greece, the former world number 33 fell to Sébastien Grosjean in the first round.
“It’s a dream come true. Now it’s time to represent Peru in the best possible way” The player wrote on his Instagram account after confirming his participation.