Brazilian tennis players, competing for a place in the men’s and women’s singles category at the Australian Open scheduled for February, met opponents of the qualifying stage this Saturday (9), held between Sunday (10) and Wednesday (13) Will be done. Due to the new coronavirus (pandemic-19) epidemic, female classifiers were transferred to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and male classifiers to Doha, Qatar.
Among men, Felipe Meligaini will debut for the first time. At number 230 in the World Rankings of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP), the São Paulo player ranks Martin Kliानan (152nd in the world) of Slovakia at around 7pm (Brasília time) this Sunday. Later, João Menezes (193 will) will face Argentine Andrea Collarolini (203ini), with a forecast to start at 9 am.
“Circumstances here [Doha] They are nice. The court is fast, but it is slow. I like to play like this. A South American classic, which prefers clay courts, is an opportunity to play a good game against a South American “, the miner said in a press release.
On Monday (11), still without a set time, it would be Thiago Seboth Wilde’s turn (117º) to go to court. Paranaense faces Dutch Robin Haase (198º). On the same day, in Dubai, Gabriela Se started running for the women’s main category at No. 132 against Elisabetta Coccierto of Italy in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. Currently number one in Brazil in singles, Gaucho is ranked 240th in the world.
Brazil already has four tennis players at the Australian Open: one in the men’s singles category (Thiago Monteiro), two in the men’s doubles (Marcelo Mello and Bruno Soares, who will be starring alongside Romanian Horika Tecau and Scottish Jamie Murray, respectively) and One in the women’s doubles (Louisa Stephanie, who has American Hailey Carter as a partner).