Chillanejo will take part in the Challenger 75 tournament in Mallorca, which is held at Rafa Nadal’s academy and the tournament bears his name.
Thomas Barrios suffered a major setback last week when he fell in the first round of US Open qualifiers, forgetting to take part in the last Grand Slam of the season and losing a valuable opportunity to move up the ATP rankings.
But rematches are coming soon in tennis, and Chilanejo has a very special match this week. And the fact is that he will participate in the Challenger 75 in Mallorca, one of the most recognized in the world at this level, for a special reason that has a first and last name: Rafael Nadal.
And it’s not just a tournament, it’s the Rafael Nadal Open, which is held at the Spaniard’s tennis academy in his hometown of Manacor. This is the 5th edition of the tournament and has featured prestigious players such as Andy Murray.
And Thomas Barrios is going to the tournament with a big billboard. He takes first place and is therefore a big favorite to win him. In addition, he has a valuable opportunity: if he wins the crown, for the first time in his career, he will be able to enter the prestigious group of 100 best in the world.
If such a case occurs, then Rafael Nadal himself will deliver the trophy to the Chilean. And the fact is that this is a tournament where the 22-time Grand Slam winner has a big advantage, especially now that he is injured and unable to compete in the US Open.
Barrios is currently making his debut against Jules Marie (248), an experienced 31-year-old French tennis player whose best career finish was 228 in 2015. This year, the quarter-finals are considered the best result of the Milan challenger. in addition to the four futures won.
When will Jarry make his US Open debut?
Nicholas Jarry is seeded in the main draw of the US Open 2023. Thus, his debut in the tournament will take place on Tuesday, the time is yet to be confirmed.
How many Chileans play at the US Open?
After the elimination of Christian Garin, Alejandro Tabilo and Thomas Barrios in qualifying, Nicolás Jarry became the only Chilean tennis player who will be able to attend the main draw of the US Open, where he is seeded.