Thiago Monteiro from Sierra, Brazil’s number one ranking in singles by the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP), was eliminated in the first round of the Wimbledon tournament in London (United Kingdom). This Wednesday (30), Brazil, 81st in the world, was stunned by Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassim (19th) from 3 sets to 0, with a triple 6/3 in two hours and ten minutes of play.
Felix means business this fortnight
— ATP Tour (@atptour) June 30, 2021
Auger-Aliassim was more accurate than Monteiro during the match. In addition to not committing a double fault (against two Brazilians), he won about 60% of disputed points. The Syrian native had twice as many unforced errors (40, against 20). In the next leg of the British Grand Slam, the Canadian will face Sweden’s Mikel Yammer (98th), who defeated France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (85th) in 3 sets to 2 7/5, 6/7 (4/7). , 5/7, 6/4 and 6/3.
Monteiro leads the way in contention in the men’s doubles category at Wimbledon. At the time of confirmation this Thursday (1st), he and Brazil teammate Rafael Matos (89th in the world in the doubles rankings) will make their debuts against Kazakhs Alexander Bublik (50th) and Alexandre Nedovsov (85th).
Three other Brazilian tennis players are competing in the men’s doubles tournament. All debuts on British grass this Thursday, many times not yet defined. At the ATP, world number 13 Minas Gerais Bruno Soares and Britain’s Jamie Murray (22nd) will face North American Nicolas Munro (87th) and Canada’s Vasek Pospisil (65th in singles, 192nd in doubles).
The second best Brazilian player in the doubles rankings will be the Americans Jackson Withrow (79th) and Nathaniel Lamans (86th) of Minas Gerais’ Marcelo Melo (19th) and Polish Lukasz Kubot (17th).
Marcelo Demoliner (49th) and Mexican Santiago González (54th) made their debuts against the Kazakhs Andre Golubev (40th) and Robin Haase (44th) of the Netherlands.
In the women’s doubles group, the country’s Luisa Stefani is ranked 23rd in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. The partnership between Sao Paulo and North American Hayley Carter (25th) will also play this Thursday against Serbs Nina Stojanovic (55th) and Alexandra Krunic (57th).
Finally, in mixed doubles, Brazil will be represented by Stefani and Demoliner. The partnership against Estonian Annette Kontaveit (25th in the WTA singles rankings) and Australian Matt Reid (90th in doubles on the ATP) began without a scheduled time on Friday (2).