Argentine tennis player Tomás Etcheverry defeated Bolivian Hugo Dellien 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 after 2h23 minutes of play in the first round of the Argentine Open. At world number 82, he will meet Roberto Carballés Baena from Spain.
Thomas Etcheverry He lives his first big experiences in big tournaments and gets positive results. Last season on the Challenger circuit, he made incredible results: he played in 5 finals, of which he became the champion once (Challenger de Concepción) and was eliminated four times (Mexico, Perugia, Lima 2 and Montevideo). In addition, he reached the semi-finals Santiago, Pereira, Lima 1 and Santo Domingo. At the ATP level, he surpassed the ranking Buenos Aires, Lyon and Bastad and finished eighth Cordoba, San Diego and Tel Aviv. His 2023 season began in Oceania, where he passed his qualifiers Adelaide and won his debut in Australia. It comes from an early farewell in the year Cordoba open.
Hugo Dellien he had a great season that saw him crack the Top 70, but a serious wrist injury sidelined him for six months. In 2022, his best result was the championship Santiago Challenger. In addition, he placed Concepcion Challenger 2 and the semi-finals in Conception 1 and Santa Cruz. In 2023, he aims to restore his best version and rhythm on the field. The year started in Australian Open, despite being eliminated in the first round. Then he traveled Understanding and reached the semi-finals. In Córdoba exceeded Thiago Seyboth Wild and Nicolás Kicker where yes Pedro Cachin and Guido Pella in a box.
Tomás Etcheverry and Hugo Dellien They met in the first round Argentina Open.
Early in the game, the Argentinian began to break through and quickly press himself into numbers, which marked his conditions. However, then the game changed its dominant direction, the Bolivian took the initiative, made his rival defend and run the whole court and added five games in a row to make it 5-2. Despite Etcheverry struggling and having three break points, Dellien pulled him through to take the spot 6-3 in 53 minutes.
The player from La Plata decided to take a toilet break, which made him return to center court renewed. The much more aggressive, powerful and accurate Tomás did the damage in the match. In the storm, he finished 5-2, showing very strong tennis. Then the Bolivian made mistakes, Etcheverry took advantage of them and equalized 62 in 41 minutes.
Started, loose and encouraging, Retu struck the game again. An early break and then a boost gave the Argentine a chance to take the lead. Then they went to serve, but Dellien couldn’t find the answers to recover. In the end, Etcheverry managed to win and advance 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 tras 2h23m.