December 20, 2014
Tough debut for Schwartzman, Mónaco in US Open
The men’s and women’s draws of the final grand slam of 2014 were revealed today in New York as the US Open starts on Monday in Flushing Meadows, and Argentine players were not benefited with a lucky start.
One of the best ranked Argentine tennis player to play the tournament this year, Diego Schwartzman, who currently occupies 92nd position, will have the worst debut possible, playing against Serbian Novak “Nole” Djokovic, number one in the ATP world rankings.
Meanwhile, Juan Mónaco will have a difficult start at the grand slam as well, as he will face a top-ten player in the debut. “Pico”, ranked 72, will play against France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, seeded number nine, after recently re-entering the top 100.
Both Mónaco and Schwartzman were drafted in the upper left side of the drop, together with other top seeded players such as Britain’s Andy Murray (number eight) and local John Isner (number 13).
In other matches, Leonardo Mayer (64 in the ATP) will face the always recilient Spanish Albert Montañés, while Federico Delbonis (n°39) will play against US Noah Rubin and Carlos Berlocq (n°44) will face Israeli Dudi Sela.
The only Argentine representative in the women’s edition will be Paula Ormaechea, who will play against Italian Roberta Vinci, seeded 28 in the Open.