Medvedev, Aliassime and Norrie play 4th in Los Cabos

Local guest Alex Hernandez made tournament history as the first Mexican to win in Los Cabos

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Los Cabos (Mexico) – The three seeds of the ATP 250 Los Cabos will make their debut this Wednesday in the Mexican hard court tournament. World number 1 Daniil Medvedev, along with fellow favorites Felix Auger-Aliassime and Cameron Norrie will be the attractions of the round.

Aliassime will be the first to enter the field, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Brasilia time). Currently ninth in the standings, the Canadian will face local guest Alex Hernandez, only 521st in the world at 23 years old. Hernandez made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Mexican to win a main draw game for Los Cabos, which has been on the schedule since 2016, beating lucky Colombian Nicolas Barrientos by 3/6, 6/4 and 6/4 .

Shortly after, Medvedev’s debut takes place, who will face the Australian coming from the qualifying Rinky Hijikata, 224th place, who beat the Mexican Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez by 6/3 and 4/0 before the tennis player to home abandons the match because of a left hand. wound. .

Closing out the court’s main schedule, third-seed Cameron Norrie, ranked number 12, makes his debut against 20-year-old Taiwanese Chun-Hsin Tseng, ranked 84, who is coming off a victory over the American from the qualifying round. Nick Chappell. by double 6/4.

Three Argentinians were on the field on Tuesday and only left-hander Facundo Bagnis managed to win. He scored 6/3 and 6/1 against American Ernesto Escobedo and will face Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis. Eighth seed Tomas Etcheverry lost 6/7 (4-7), 6/3 and 6/1 to Australian Jason Kubler, now an opponent of Moldovan Radu Albot. The lucky loser Gonzalo Villanueva suffered 7/6 (7-1) and 6/4 the American Steve Johnson, who now awaits the winner between the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis and the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.

North American Brandon Nakashima also qualified, seeded 6th in the tournament and 61st in the standings. The 20-year-old beat Japan’s Kaichi Uchida 7/6 (7-1) and 6/2. His next rival is Australian Max Purcell.

Julia Fleming

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