Monday (21) was busy for Brazilian tennis. In the Challenger in Milan, Italy, Orlando Luz won another one and secured a place in the main draw of the tournament. In England, the rain postponed the start of the Wimbledon quali, which would have three Brazilian games, while Marcelo Demoliner lost in the debut of the ATP 250 de Mallorca, Spain. Check out the details.
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Orlando Luz advances and rain postpones Wimbledon quali
In the Challenger in Milan, Italy, Orlando Luz secured a place in the main draw of the tournament after breaking the quali on Monday. He beat the French Even Furness, by 2 sets to 1, with partials of 4/6, 6/2 and 6/1, after almost 2 hours of play. Thus, he faces Croatian Nino Serdarusić in the debut of the main draw, on Tuesday.
In addition, it is worth remembering that Orlando Luz is coming from the doubles title at the Challenger de Forli, also in Italy, alongside the Peruvian Sergio Galdos. It was the third trophy in the gaucho’s challengers this season of 2021, and the sixth cup in his career.
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The Wimbledon qualifier was scheduled to start this Monday (21), but the rain ended up postponing all games for Tuesday, including the three Brazilians. Felipe Meligeni would face Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, opening the lineup for court 9, while João Menezes would face 18-year-old local guest Jack Pinnington Jones. Finally, Thiago Wild would match forces with 35-year-old German veteran Tobias Kamke. Besides them, Bia Haddad also debuts in English grass this Tuesday.
Marcelo Demoliner is eliminated
In the ATP 250 de Mallorca, Spain, Marcelo Demoliner didn’t. In the debut of the pairs, the Brazilian and Mexican Santiago Gonzales were defeated by Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and also Mexican Miguel Reyes-Varela by 2 sets to 1, with partials of 7/6 (7-4), 4/6 and 10/ two.
Thus, Marcelo Demoliner and Gonzales reach their second straight defeat in debuts. Last week, they waved goodbye to the ATP 250 from Sttutgart, Germany, also in the first game. Now, they are getting ready for the Wimbledon dispute, starting on the 28th.