Argentine tennis players Sebastián Báez, ranked 36th in the world ranking, and Pedro Cachín (153) advanced at Roland Garrossecond Grand Slam of the season, in a day that had the eliminations of three compatriots Santiago Rodríguez Taverna (201), Francisco Cerúndolo (45) and Tomás Etcheverry (88).
Baezvery good present, defeated Serbian Dusan Lajovic (64) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-3 in a duel that lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes, so in the second round he will have a tough challenge against Alexander Zverev (3)who comes from beating Sebastian Ofner (218) 6-2, 6-4, 6-4.
Cachín, who entered the main draw of the tournament as a lucky loser, beat the Slovak Norbert Gombos (112) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3 in 2 hours and 37 minutes and will play against the winner of the cross between Alex De Miñaur (20) and Hugo Gaston (74).
Báez and Cachín thus joined Diego Schwartzman from Buenos Aires (16), who had debuted on Sunday with a victory over the Russian Andrey Kuznetsov ( ) by 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 and 6-2; and in the second round he will face the Spanish Jaume Munar (87), winner against the German Daniel Altmaier (53) by 6-1, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-3.
For its part, Santiago Rodríguez Taverna played a great game against the American Taylor Fritz (14) but suffered a tight fall with partials of 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4 in 3 hours and 49 minutes.
Cerúndolo did not have the expected level and lost without mitigating factors to the American Dan Evans (32) 7-6 (3), 6-4 and 6-4while Etcheverry (88) was eliminated by Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (31) 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.
On the day of this Tuesday It will be the debut of three other Argentines: Rosario Facundo Bagnis (102) he will have a very complicated duel against nothing less than the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2), around 6 in the morning; then not before 7.20 Federico Coria from Santa Fe (54) he will face Slovakian Alex Molcan (38); and not before 9.15 will be the debut Federico Delbonis from Azul (65) against Frenchman Adrián Mannarino (69).
in orthree matches of the day, Serbian Novak Djokovic (1) defeated Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka (99) 6-3, 6-1, 6-0; the Spanish Rafael Nadal (5) beat the Australian Jordan Thompson (72) by a triple 6-2; and the British Cameron Norrie (11) beat the Frenchman Manuel Guinard (146) 7-5, 6-2 and 6-0.