Return Juan Martín Del Potro There will be no simple route for the professional circuit after two and a half months of inactivity. The raffle for the Madrid Master 1000 gave a complex route to number eight in the world, which will also be presented on the surface which favors the smallest brick dust.
The Spaniard, who confirmed on Friday that he returns to the circuit, will start taking part in the second round against him. The party winner will star the Serbs Dusan Lajovic and Laser Djere.
Lajovic, 28, at the 23rd position in the site, the best location of his career, and two weeks ago in the final in the 1000 Master of Monte Carlo, also on brick dust (fell to Italian Fabio Fognini).
Djere, 23, also went through the best season of his career: he is in 29th position in the world and in February he got his first title: won ATP 500 from Rio de Janeiro. This year he was also a semifinalist in Sao Paulo and Budapest. In each of the three, on dust.
In the case of overcoming this case, Delpo, who played only this year's tournament (which fell in the quartiles of Delray Beach against American Mackenzie McDonald), could cross in the 16 round with the Croatian Marin Cilic (11th in the site).
For Argentina, who will play his second tournament after the break in his right knee, he suffered seven months ago in Shanghai, the big test would come in the quarters: if the logic is set, in that case it would be measured with the Serbia Novak Djokovic t, number one in the world.
For the other two in Argentina who have a strong place in the main raffle, the raffle was not too friendly either. Diego Schwartzman (24th) will make his first appearance against Italy Marco Cecchinato (19 °), who was only an executor this year in the final of the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires.
On the other hand, Guido Pella (26th) proves his great moment against the Russian escalator Daniil Medvedev (14 °). The Bahian reached the finals in his last three tournaments – Montecarlo, Barcelona and Munich – and this year he was also a champion at San Pablo, in the final of Córdoba and semifinalist in Buenos Aires, always on brick dust.
They could join the Correntino Leonardo Mayer, the Cordovan Juan Ignacio Londero and Buenos Aires Guido Andreozzi, who competes in the qualifying round.
Among the main seeds in the Madrid Zone 1000, which will appear directly in the second round, Djokovic measured with the winner of the competition between the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and a competitor came to the fore in the standard; Roger Federer facing Richard Gasquet, the Frenchman, or the Alejandro Davidovich Spanish Fokina; a Rafael Nadal will be an opponent to Canada: Denis Shapovalov or Felix Auger-Aliassime.