Miami Masters 1000, day 3: Schwartzman, Pella and Bagnis take an exam against Wu, Shapovalov and Alcaraz

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Diego Schwartzman faces the Chinese Yibing Wu today, his compatriot Guido Pella measures himself against the Canadian Denis Shapovalov and Facundo Bagnis takes the Spanish exam Carlos Alcaraz, in the crosses of the second round of the Miami Masters 1000, which are played in parallel between the ‘ATP and WTA.

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Peque Schwartzman, 38th classified in the ATP world rankings, will make his direct debut in the second round against the Chinese Wu (64), who beat the British Kyle Edmund (544) in the first round by 7-5 and 7-5.

In case of victory, the 30-year-old “Peque” will play his next match against the Danish Holger Rune (8) or the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (74).

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Pella (581), on the other hand, born in Bahía Blanca, beat Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas (88) 1-6, 6-3 and 6-2 in the opening round, and plays against Canadian Shapovalov (30). participate in the initial phase.

If he wins, the 32-year-old southpaw from Bahia will play in the third round against an American tennis player: Taylor Fritz (10) or Emilio Nava (182).

Finally Bagnis of Santa Fe (100) began with a victory over the Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Alves (164), coming from the standings, 6-3, 1-6 and 6-4, obtaining his first success in the Masters. 1000 from Miami, and not before 4.30 pm he will face the favorite for the title, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (1), who will go directly to the round of 16.

The winner of the match between Bagnis and Alcaraz, who is also the defending champion, will play in the third round against the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (76) or the American Maxime Cressy (37).

The other Argentines

The Miami Masters 1000, which is played on a hard surface and will hand out prize money of $10,156,105, has three other Argentines installed in the second round: Francisco Cerúndolo, Sebastián Báez and Tomás Etcheverry.

In the case of Etcheverry (73) from La Plata, he made his debut yesterday with a victory over the Russian Pavel Katov (117), who had fallen out of the standings, with a comfortable 6-2 and 6-2, and will return to play tomorrow against another tennis player Russian: Karen Khachanov (16), excluded from the opening round.

Meanwhile, “Fran” Cerúndolo (31), will also start his participation directly in the second round this Saturday against the American Aleksandar Kovacevic (102), who beat the Spaniard Jaume Munar (66) in the opening round.

In case of progressing to the third round, Cerúndolo, who defends the points scored last year when he advanced to the semifinals, will meet Canadian Félix Auger Aliassime (6) or Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (81).

Báez (33), also excluded from the initial round, will also play against the Chilean Cristian Garín (82) on Saturday, coming from the classification and winner of the American Marcos Girón (71), and if he overcomes him, he will then go against the Frenchman Richard Gasquet (40) or the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (3), second favorite for the title.

The big favorites are the Murcian Alcaraz and among the women the Kazakh Elena Rybakina (7), champion on Sunday at Indian Wells, and the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2), finalist in the tournament played in the Californian desert.

For her part, the world number one and reigning champion, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, withdrew from the tournament due to injury.

In the men’s team, Alcaraz, 19, regained the world number one last Sunday after winning the Indian Wells Masters 1000, after winning the final over Russian Daniil Medvedev (5) 6-3, 6-2, conquering which it allowed him to displace the Serbian Novak Djokovic (2).

In any case, if Alcaraz is not crowned champion in Miami, he will lose last year’s points and “Nole” will recover the leadership of the world rankings.

Source: Telam

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