Roland Garros: Federico Coria, the first to make his debut on a busy Sunday for the Argentines

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In addition to him, Podoroska, Schwartzman, Delbonis and Londero will take the field, who will face each other. Pella will have to wait.

Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of a season affected by the coronavirus, started this Sunday with matches involving Argentine tennis players, among them the best classified. Diego Schwartzman, current 12th in the world, will take to the field after being a finalist in Rome. Federico Coria will also make his debut, Federico Delbonis and Juan Ignacio Londero will face each other, while in the women’s team Nadia Podoroska will make her premiere in Paris. Instead, Guido Pella will wait for her turn.

The day, which will be televised by ESPN, ESPN 3 and ESPN Play, started at 6 o’clock although the first Argentine began to play around 8 o’clock. It is Federico Coria (98th in the ATP ranking), who is measured with Jason Jung (Taipei ) in the second turn of court 12.

There, then, Federico Delbonis (81 °) and Juan Ignacio Londero (68 °) will meet for the third time to tie a story tied 1-1. The duels were recent and both on brick dust: Córdoba 2019 -with the victory of the Top, then champion- and Kitzbuhel two weeks ago, when the Bahiense won.

Schwartzman, meanwhile, will have to wait until the end of the day, around 11. His debut will take place in the last turn of court Simonne Mathieu -third in importance- against the Serbian Miomir KecManovic (40th), a careful rival for a first round.

Also in the last shift but from court 9, Podoroska (131st) will make his debut at Roland Garros, in what will be his second Grand Slam appearance four years after the US Open. Her rival will be the Belgian Greet Minnen (111 °). It is a great challenge for the Santa Fe, who played qualifying and became the first Argentine to access the main draw of the tournament since Paula Ormaechea did it in 2014.

In a day without the presence of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, top contenders for the title among men, the eyes will surely be taken by Stanislas Wawrinka and Andy Murray at the closing of the Philippe-Chatrier stadium.

In addition, the German Alexander Zverev, sixth seed and finalist of the US Open, the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and the favorite Simona Halep will debut, in the absence of the defending champion, the Australian Ashleigh Barty. It will be, in that last game, the Spanish Sara Sorribes who will seek to strike.

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