Argentine Facundo Bagnis surprised Briton Andy Murray in the first round of the Melbourne Summer Set after beating him 6-3, 5-7 and 6-3, in a match that was held at the legendary Rod Laver Arena.
“It was a pleasure knowing that I was playing against Murray, And now that I have gained the feeling is even better. When I found out yesterday that she was playing for Rod Laver, I came to see her because I had never played there before, ”he assured after reaching a second round in which he will repeat a great stage to face the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.
The 31-year-old Argentine managed to save eleven of the thirteen break balls that he conceded with his service to seal what was one of the most iconic victories of his entire career.
“It is a luxury to be able to go directly to the final draw of the Australian Open. The beginning of last year was difficult, I had to work very hard to return to the top-100 ”he concluded.
The Santa Fe tennis player, located in the 76th position of the ATP world ranking, took out his British counterpart, 134th today, who received a special invitation to participate in what was the first time between the two.
Your compatriot, Sebastián Báez (99th) was a real lucky loser. After falling against the Italian Andreas Seppi by a tight 7-5 and 7-6 (1), he found his place through the loss of Ilya Ivashka and will now face Emil Ruusuvuori