Bautista avoided the worst data for Spanish tennis in twenty years


Roberto Bautista He is the individual Spanish tennis llanero at the 2024 Australian Open. Thirteen started, nine men and four women, but he was the only one who survived the first week, he reached the fourth round, eighth.

On Monday the 23rd he will try to continue progress at the expense of tommy paulAmerican as crossover stars for the rooms in between Ben Shelton and JJ Wolf. For the man from Castellón, a path to try to repeat his best results, the quarterfinals of Australia 2019, the semifinals of Wimbledon 2019.

The Granada woman said goodbye this Saturday Nuria Parrizas, defeated Croatian Donna Vekic 6-3 and 6-2. It was the first time since 2013 that there was no Spaniard in the round of 16 of a traditionally elusive tournament. They lost in their respective finals. Arantxa Sanchez (1994 and 1995), conchita martinez (1998) and Garbine Muguruza (2020).

In the ongoing edition, the Caracas native uttered his crisis of results, they performed at their level Cristian Bucsawhich saved the previous stage, and Nuria Parrizas. He fell into the box due to injury Paula Badosanor travelled Sarah Sorribesstill recovering.

Physical problems took a toll on Hispanic balance. number one in the world Carlos Alcaraz had to abandon the Australian tour, the tournament’s reigning champion, Rafael Nadalsuffered a hip injury in their second round match.

Bautista continues, avoiding the worst record for Spanish tennis at a Grand Slam in twenty years. The last time no one made it into the individual eighth was at US Open 2002.

And it extended the men’s streak, with sixteen presences reaching the second week in Australia without a delay since 2000, the last edition with a total drought.

Source: La Verdad


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