Juan Pablo Varillas (130 °) already knows his rival for his debut in the Tokyo Olympics. And it won’t be easy at all. He will face another South American, Argentine Diego Schwartzman, the best American in the world rankings.
This was determined by the raffle held in the Araki Park, about 25 minutes from the Olympic Village. “That game is going to be good. It will be the first time I have faced a Top 10 player.”, He counted the best Peruvian racket when he saw the table and before going to do his first training session in Tokyo.
“I come calm. To enjoy this moment and to try to continue with my game”added the Peruvian who has already participated in the South American Games in Cochabamba and the Pan American Games in Lima 2019, where he was bronze in the men’s doubles, forming a duo with Sergio Galdos.
Rods, who arrived in Tokyo at dawn, He qualified for the Olympic competition due to the loss of Alex de Miñaur (17th) after testing positive for Covid-19. Thus he became the 35th Peruvian athlete to go to these Games.
It still remains to define the day and time of the engagement before the Argentine tennis player. The winner of this match will face the winner of the duel between the Portuguese Joao Souza and the Czech Tomas Machac.