How did the South Americans fare at the 2021 US Open?


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How did the South Americans fare at the 2021 US Open?

The US Open 2021 and, with it, the blinds of the Grand Slam tournaments in the season were lowered. In this last major, disputed in New York, There was a large turnout of South American participants that we will review below.

The men’s singles chart disputed it Argentines Diego Schwartzman, Federico Coria, Federico Delbonis, Facundo Bagnis, Guido Pella and Marco Trungelliti. Of all of them, who went the furthest was the Peque, until the second round and very close to matching his best historical performance in the tournament.

What’s more The participation of Bagnis and Trungelliti should be highlighted. The former achieved his best participation in a Grand Slam tournament (got into third round) while the second entered the contest from qualifying and beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (Top 50) to get into the second round.

As for the other South Americans, participated: Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay, eliminated in the first round), Christian garin (Chile, lost in the second round) and Thiago Monteiro (Brazil, eliminated in the first round).

In the female table, Nadia Podoroska and María Camila Osorio Serrano were present. Argentina was eliminated in her debut against Greet Minnen while the Colombian reached the second round and there he could not surpass Ons Jabeur. In this way, South American tennis accumulated its sixth consecutive year without a representative in the third round. The last to arrive at this instance was the Colombian Mariana Duque Mariño in 2015.

In the men’s doubles, Máximo González (with Italian Simone Bolelli) he lost in the second round, while the other Argentine, Andrés Molteni, reached the third with the Mexican Santiago González. The pair of Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers said goodbye in the quarterfinals, being the one with the best performance. Federico Coria (with Gianluca Mager), Bagnis in duo with Delbonis, the Uruguayan Ariel Behar with the Ecuadorian Gonzalo Escobar, the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas (with Adrian Mannarino) and the “Colombian Power” with Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal were all eliminated in the first round.

Podoroska, Osorio Serrano and Alexa Guarachi were the only ones who competed in the women’s doubles draw. There Argentina and Colombia were eliminated in the first round while The Chilean reached the semifinals and ended up losing against the pair that would later become champions: Samantha Stosur and Shuai Zhang.

In the mixed double, Podoroska and González did not pass the second round while Guarachi with Neal Skupski reached the third round. Finally, in adapted tennis, the Argentine Gustavo Fernández reached the semifinals while the Colombian Angela Bernal could not overcome the first round.


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