The Latin tennis dominates the qualifying: two Argentines, two Spaniards, a Portuguese and a Bolivian are classified
At the high point the season on clay, those who never fail are the Latin American players. Today we have witnessed once more and the six players who earned their spot to compete in the main draw of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell are from Portugal, Argentina, Bolivia and Spain. For some of their first round opponents this will be a true torture.
The Portuguese Pedro Sousa, who on Saturday beat the 15-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, the Bolivian Hugo Dellien, the first tennis player of that country participating in the 67-year history of the tournament, the Argentines Federico Delbonis and Diego Schwartzman, who was the No.1 seed in the qualifying, and the Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Albert Ramos have been the big winners of this full day of tennis.
A crowd of fans visited the court of the Real Club Tennis Barcelona to witness a qualifying tournament like never before seen.
The most exciting match of the day was the one played on the Rafa Nadal court between Granollers and Chilean Nicolás Jarry, who despite leading by a set and 5-4 could not close the match and the player of the Real Club Tenis Barcelona managed to overcome this delicate situation and won in three sets, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4.
Now the focus is on the draw for these players to know in which part of the draw the fall. And a lucky loser will take Hyeon Chung position after he was forced to withdraw of the tournament due to back pains.