After the exciting Argentine day this Monday, when four representatives celebrated and advanced to the next instance, the picture was twisted this Tuesday, because Federico Delbonis (47th) and Federico Coria (62º) fell in straight sets and said goodbye in the first round of the US Open.
On day 1, the porteño Diego Schwartzman (14th), Marco Trungelliti from Santiago (198th), Facundo Bagnis from Rosario (80th) and Guido Pella from Bahia (85th) had placed first and ensured, at least, the presence of one in the third round (Bagnis and Trungelliti will meet in second). In addition, they had matched the maximum amount of albiceleste representatives in the second round of Flushing Meadows since 2017, when Pella, Schwartzman, Juan Martín Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer were present.
However, the 30-year-old experienced Azulean, who reached the round of 16 in a Grand Slam for the first time this season, could not continue the enviable streak and succumbed 6-2, 6-2 and 6-3 against the Canadian. Denis Shapovalov (10th), 22, seventh best seed in the competition, semifinalist at the last Wimbledon and who hit 14 aces, in one hour and 49 minutes, and extended his low record in the Major American, in which he only exceeded the second meeting twice in seven participations.
For his part, the 29-year-old Rosario, Guillermo’s younger brother, who was appearing for the second chance at the North American Open, fell without extenuating 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2 against the French. Gael Monfils (20th), 34 years old and former Top 10 of the circuit, in one hour and 34 minutes of play. The key to the match is explained mainly through the extremely high effectiveness of points won in the European’s first serve (93%), as well as the number of winners executed (29 against eight from the South American).