Coria and Munar focus attention on the twentieth edition of the Uruguay Open

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Montevideo, Nov 4 (EFE) .- The Argentine Federico Coria and the Spanish Jaume Munar, located among the first 100 places in the ATP rankings, will capture all eyes of the twentieth edition of the Uruguay Open, which will be held from 8 to November 14 at the Carrasco Lawn Tennis in Montevideo.

The Mallorcan, an outstanding student at Rafa Nadal’s school, will seek to add a new title to the one achieved in 2019, when he beat Federico Delbonis in the final.

In addition, he could become the second athlete to revalidate the title in consecutive years, if one takes into account that in 2020 the tournament was not held due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Despite this, the tournament director, former tennis player Diego Pérez, assured Efe on Thursday that it is “difficult” to make a forecast on who will be the winner.

“There are several candidates for the title, it all depends on who is finer this week. Some do not have as much name and out there they play well. Although there are three or four that stood out as favorites, I do not rule out that they could be all,” he said.

At this time, four of the tennis players who will participate are within the first hundred places in the ATP ranking: Coria (68), Munar (76), the Argentine Facundo Bagnis (81) and the Brazilian Tiago Monteiro (92).

As in the last opportunity, the winner in singles will get 80 points for the ATP ranking and $ 7,200, while the finalist will get 48 points and $ 4,240.

On the other hand, Pérez spoke about the “privilege” of having 75% of the allowed capacity in such a difficult time.

The contest director participated in the presentation held this Thursday at the Carrasco Lawn Tennis in Montevideo, the club where the competition will be held.

Along with him were the National Secretary for Sports, Sebastián Bauzá, and the Vice Minister of Tourism, Remo Monzeglio, and the president of the Uruguayan Tennis Association (AUT), Ruben Marturet.

During his speech, the first of them highlighted the importance that Uruguay is giving to “sports tourism” from the organization of international events that serve, he said, “not only for athletes to come but for the whole world to talk about us.” .

Monzeglio, meanwhile, stressed that the South American country is organizing “events of world significance”, including this Uruguay Open as “state policy” and remarked that at this time the nation is seen as “a place of privilege” .

The Uruguayan Open, which began to be played in 1998, had outstanding performances throughout its history, among these those of the Argentines Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian, Juan Martín Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman; the Spaniard Tomás Ventura; and the Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, winners in different years.

Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas is the only tennis player who has won the title three times (2009, 2014 and 2017), followed by Argentine Guido Pella, who won two editions, in 2015 and 2018. EFE

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