Australia: South Americans have rivals

Drawn for the men’s draw of the Australian Open, the Latin Americans also have confirmed rivals and with mixed luck.

Without absences among the best 14 in the world, Diego Schwartzmann, the best tennis player in the region, starts as favorite No. 13. The Argentine will open the tournament against Filip Krajinovic, compatriot and friend of Novak Djokovic. It should be remembered that Schwartzman reached the round of 16 twice. In the 2021 edition he fell in the third round against Aslan Karatsev, one of the reliefs of the season.

Meanwhile, Cristián Garin, No. 18 in the world and No. 16 seed, will appear before Facundo Bagnis. The Chilean, absent in 2021, added a single victory in this tournament: he reached the second round in 2020.

Federico Delbonis will do it with Pedro Martínez, Federico Coria with the champion of Adelaida I Gael Monfils, Juan Manuel Cerúndolo vs. a player from the classification and Sebastián Báez with Albert Ramos. In addition, Pablo Cuevas will collide with a Qualy and Thiago Monteiro against the unpredictable Benoit Paire.

It is worth noting that there may be more players from the region in the draw, if they overcome the last qualifying stage.

among women, Colombian Camila Osorio, No. 53 WTA and South American leader, will open the season right here after overcoming Covid-19. They will be seen against Naomi Osaka, 14 in the world and champion of four Grand Slams.

And the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia will collide with a classified. It should be remembered that Nadia Podoroska is not part of the tour due to injury.