Francisco Cerúndolo’s great moment: with which ranking he could reach Roland Garros

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Roland Garrosthe big brick dust event of the season, will start in two weeks and will represent for Francis Cerundolo an opportunity to keep improving. The 24-year-old from Buenos Aires is having a great time on the European tour of slow courts, perhaps without exceptional results like the semifinal in Miami 2022 which marked a turning point in his career, but with excellent performances and some sensational victories against hierarchy rivals . And at the Paris event, where he will come in as the best-ranked Argentine in the world rankings, he could feed the crop of him and achieve his best ranking as well.

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The eldest of the Cerúndolos has taken a step forward in this 2023 on the tour before the French Grand Slam. Last year, the first in which he focused almost exclusively on the major professional tennis circuit, he barely won a main draw before landing in the French capital. He has lost in the qualities of Monk and of Madridsaid goodbye to debut in Romeafter passing the previous stage, and reached the second round in lions.

This season, with a guaranteed place in the main draw of the most important tournaments, he played Montecarlo, Barcelona AND Madrid. In the Monaco tournament he was eliminated in the second round, but won against Cameron Norie, 14th in the standings, in the initial. Inside Count of Godohe had the best win of his career in the round of 16, batting Casper Ruudat that time three in the world, although he later lost in the quarterfinals with Daniel Evans. And after an unexpected stumble in the magic box (lost in his first match against Pedro Cachin), returned to a good level in Rome.

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Inside Italian Forum started with two huge comebacks against the Chinese Yib Wu57th and the French Gregoire Barrere, 63rd. And this Tuesday, around 10 in the morning in our country, they will face the local team in the round of 16 Jannik sinnerone of the most talented players of the Next generation, who at 21 is already number eight in the world. If he wins that game and another, in the quarterfinals he will meet Ruud or the Serbian Laslo Djere-, would reach a harvest of 1,525 points and move up to 22nd place in the standings, improving on the 24th place he occupied last July and which is his best position to date.

If he is defeated by Sinner, he will be 29th with 1,255 units. In this case, two possible scenarios open up, which would allow him to add a lot in the coming weeks.

The first: that after having passed through the Italian Masters, it aims directly at the French “big names”. In that match he will defend just 10 points, given that in the last edition, the second in which he played in the main draw, he failed to get past the opening round when he fell in three sets against the British Evans.

How much would need to be added in Paris to surpass the 24th place that is, until now, your ceiling? He should reach the quarterfinals to finish with more than 1,480, which are the points Evans holds today, in that category. Not an easy task, considering that that would mean winning four matches, something he hasn’t achieved in any Grand Slam so far. The third round in Australialast January, with wins against Guido Pelle AND Corentin Moutet and the loss to Felix Auger Aliassime, is indicated as his most successful performance in this category of tournaments.

Also, as the 32nd seed (the entry list closed four weeks ago, when he was a little lower in the standings), he could already meet a top seed for the title in the second round.

Cerúndolo is expected to play in Lyon next week, where he would start as fourth favourite.  Photo Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour

Cerúndolo is expected to play in Lyon next week, where he would start as fourth favourite. Photo Corinne Dubreuil/ATP Tour

The second scenario: that Cerúndolo decides to play lionsone of Atp 250 which will be played next week and in which he would start as the fourth seed. If he gets a good performance on that date, the outlook for Paris could change a lot.

Whether semi-finalist or finalist in Lyon – where the top three favorites are Norrie, the American tomi paolo and the Spanish Pablo Carreno Busta-, should reach eighth place in the French Grand Slam to finish with more than 1,480 points. If he shouts champion in that contest, it would be enough for him to reach the third round Bois de Boulogne to get your best ranking,

Logic, likewise, is not always satisfied in tennis. Cerúndolo could surprise Sinner this Tuesday and extend his adventure in Rome. And if so, you should do the math again. We will then have to wait for what will happen in the duel against the Italian, to know with more certainty what chances he will have in arriving in Paris.

The truth is that Francisco – who has been the highest ranked Argentine since February, barring a three-week break in early April – is playing excellent tennis and feels comfortable on the slow European courts and confident of the work ahead. He’s doing . And this is a perfect combination to keep growing and improving.

The panorama of other Argentines

The other five Argentines in the top 100 will go to Roland Garros with different goals, possibilities and needs. He will be the one who puts the most into play diego schwartzmann. He smallwho after losing his debut in Rome will drop to 92nd place in the standings, in Paris he must defend 180 points, given that last year he reached the round of 16 and said goodbye Novak Djokovic. A poor performance would see him drop out of the top 100 rankings for the first time in nearly a decade.

The porteño, who played in the semifinals Bois de Boulogne and reached the eighth place in the ATP in 2020, he will have no competitions this week. On Monday, he shared a video on his social networks of him being seen training in the Rafael Nadal Academy In Mallorca. And he is among the substitutes (reserve players, who expect some defeats in the main draw) of Lyon for the next one.

Schwartzman will drop out of the top 100 if he doesn't have a good tournament in Paris.  Photo EFE/ Sergio Perez

Schwartzman will drop out of the top 100 if he doesn’t have a good tournament in Paris. Photo EFE/ Sergio Perez

Sebastian Baez40th, reached the second round at Roland Garros 2022 (saluted Alexander Zverev) and will have to revalidate 45 points. The man from Buenos Aires will start his journey in the challenger of Turinwhere he is the favourite, and has already secured a place in Lyon’s main draw, where they will also play Thomas Etcheverry (61st) e Pedro Cachin (68th).

The man from La Plata, who struggled before losing to Djokovic in the round of 16 in Rome and made his debut on Monday with victory in the Challenger Bordeaux, he will try to keep adding shots to get to Roland Garros in the best way, where he will be able to significantly boost his ranking. In 2022 he lost in the first round against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic.

cachinMeanwhile, he was eliminated in the first place at the Foro Italico and this Tuesday he will face the Brazilian Eduardo Ribeiro for the first wheel of Oeiras Challenger, where is the first seed. In the French Grand Slam he will have to defend 61 units: last year he lost in the last round of qualityentered the main draw as lucky loser and was then knocked out in the second round.

Frederick Coria, 90th, also has the possibility of adding a lot in Paris, where he will only be giving away 10 points. He was eliminated in 2022 on his debut from Alex Molcan. Rosario’s man could return next week (he’s a substitute at Lyon), after almost a month of inactivity due to a pectoral muscle injury that forced him to retire in mid-April in the duel against the Romanian Radu Albotfor the first round of Banja Luca.

Source: Clarin

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