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Wells Indian Masters 1000 Latin Americans Del Potro Rios

Wells Indian Masters 1000 Latin Americans Del Potro Rios

As of Wednesday, March 8, a Indian Wells Masters 1000, which is an elusive tournament for Latin American players. throughout all of history, Only two tennis players from that region have managed to lift the titlewhile two different come up with the definition.

The first Latino who managed to win a tournament in the California desert was the Chilean Marcelo Rioswho did it in 1998. At the time, when the finals were still the best of five sets, he was Chinese beats Greg Rusedsky by 6-3, 6-7 (15), 7-6 (4), 6-4.

More here at the right time Juan Martin del Potro He retained the trophy when he was defeated in the decisive match of the 2018 edition Roger Federer by 6-4, 6-7 (8) and 7-6 (2). It is worth noting that in 2013, Delpo He lost the final to Rafael Nadal in three parts.

Turning to the finalists, The first to come up with the definition was Guillermo Vilas, who did so in 1977, although he later ended up falling 6-2, 1-6, 3-6. Reverse Brian Gottfried. Already in the 2000s, the Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten It held a place in the top two in 2003, but was largely outperformed Lytton Hewittthat imposed Double 6-1.

The last great performance of a player from the South American continent was an action Diego Schwartzman in 2018 small Reached the quarter-finals and lost before Cameron Nouriwho would later become the champion 6-0 and 6-2.

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Finally, it should be noted that in the WTA table, No Latin American woman has, to date, been able to be among the top two in the competition.