Sebastian Baez and Thomas Etcheverry they won their respective matches and advanced to the second round of the Rome Masters 1000while Pedro Cachin and Juan Manuel Cerundolo they were eliminated.
baez (40th), beat the Peruvian John Paul Varillas (97th) by 7-5 and 6-3, after a two-hour duel on field 12 of the Foro Itálico. Now, the Córdoba Open champion will go against the Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor (36th). etcheverry (61st) prevailed against the French Luca Van Asche (85th) by 7-6 (9-7) and 6-3 after two hours and five minutes of play. In the next round he will have a hard clash, as he will go against the defending champion, Novak Djokovic (1st).
Pedro Cachin (68th) fell to christian garin (79th) 4-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (5) in almost three hours of play. The Chilean will be a rival of the American tommy paul (17°) in the next instance. On the other hand, Juan Manuel Cerundolowho had accessed the main draw of the Roman tournament for the first time in his career, could not reaffirm his great moment and fell to the Frenchman arturo fils by 1-6, 6-1 and 4-6 in two hours and 12 minutes of play.
He Rome Masters 1000 It will also have the participation of three more Argentines: guido peels (484°), diego schwartzman (91°) and Francisco Cerundolo (31st), who is the only one seeded and will debut directly in the second round.
The Bahian, who entered the main draw by protected ranking, will make his presentation before the American max cressy (41°) this Thursday not before 8:40; Meanwhile he little He will seek to recover his level against the local matthew arnaldi (99°), around 15:30. For his part, the mayor of the brothers closing it (31st) will debut on Friday against the Chinese Yibing Wu (57th), executioner of the French Richard Gasquet in the inaugural phase.