They are going for more, although the outlook is tough. On Monday there was a dream day for the Argentines at the US Open, with four victories in the first round, and this Tuesday two other men from that country will appear. Federico Delbonis, N ° 47 in the world, plays with the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (10 °) and Federico Coria (62 °) does it against the French Gael Monfils (20 °), with past Top 10 ATP.
On Monday, Diego Schwartzman (14th), Marco Trungelliti (198th), Facundo Bagnis (80th) and Guido Pella (85th), the four Albicelestes who saw action in the New York cement, placed first. What’s more: the presence of one has already been assured in the third round, as Bagnis will face Trungelliti on Wednesday, from qualifying.
This brand is already the best in Argentina in the second round of Flushing Meadows since 2017. On that occasion, Pella, Schwartzman, Juan Martín Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer were present in the second instance. And now the challenge for Delbonis and Coria is to try to add more representatives in the second round.
The matches of Delbonis against Shapovalov and Coria against Monfils can be followed live on ESPN signals, the first from 4:00 p.m. in Argentina and the second at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Delbonis, 30, reached the round of 16 for the first time this season, the second week, in a Grand Slam. His feat was achieved on his ally clay, at Roland Garros, while in the US Open he has already participated six times and only twice could he reach the second round, which he never surpassed.
For his part, the offensive Shapovalov is the seventh seed and reached the quarterfinals in New York a year ago. At 22 years old, he has just finished his best task in a Grand Slam, since he made the semifinals on the grass of Wimbledon.
Meanwhile, Coria, 29, Guillermo’s younger brother, successfully made his debut in his only performance at the US Open in 2020. His adversary, Monfils, 34, once reached the semifinals in the US Open and three to the quarterfinals. Therefore, they are two very demanding obstacles.