Brazilian tennis players Thiago monteiro, Currently No. 1 in the country and 76 in the world, will no longer play Masters 1000 D Miami, Is played on the fast court in the United States. While recovering his pace on clay courts even after a calf was injured during a tournament run in South America, the Serra man decided not to enter the court on Thursday for a duel against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson , Who was previously in the top 5, is a two-time Grand Slam winner and today sits 91st in the ATP rankings.
“I ended up deciding more for training time because the calf is already 100%. As I started training on the court a short time ago, exactly three or four days ago, I had pain in other parts of the body. Felt. During this repetition. It is important that I prepare the body to be able to compete 100% and not risk any other injury. I need to train more and get on the body in a more competitive manner. There is more confidence to play the match ”, Monteiro said.
Brazil, which is close to its best position in the ATP rankings – already ranked 74th in 2017 – will return to the courts on ATP 250 in Cagliari, Italy, starting April 5. Until then, he will remain in Miami, where he will continue to invest in physical portions and preparation in court.
Brazil now only counted Thiago Paraná in the main bracket, breaking the qualifying with two wins. The nation will face No. 2 and 125 in the world, on Thursday, Colombian Daniel Ilahi Galen, who is ranked 113 in the ATP rankings.
The country will be represented by three tennis players in the doubles category. In the men’s division, miners Bruno Soares and Marcello Melo will play alongside Briton Jamie Murray and Dutchman Jean-Julian Roger. In the feminine, Paulissa Louisa Stephanie will accompany her habitual partner, American Hayley Carter.