Cello Arevalo dealt another blow to power at the US Open

There was a change in opponents for Cello Arévalo of Sonsonate, but the first round of the men’s tournament went well, in the last Grand Slam of the year.

by Fariña Escalante | Twitter: @VSkalanT
31 August 2023 – at 16:24

As expected, Arevalo cello He played his first men’s doubles match today, Thursday, on a court US Open. Along with the Dutch Jean Julien Roger, The fourth seed in the tournament qualified for the second stage (round of 32).

However, at the last minute, the Argentine rivals that Sonsonatico was scheduled to face were not the ones he played. The scheduled match against Francisco Cerendolo, the world’s top 20 singles player, and Guido Andreozzi, was canceled due to the South American’s withdrawal.

Cello Arevalo is off to a good start at the US Open

So, in this case (1/32), Cello and Roger faced the Ukrainian couple Denis Molchanov And Dutch david bell, They beat him 2-0 (6-1, 6-2). Quick match: in 57 minutes. They have broken their Salvadoran and European opponents five times (two in the first set), and have won only once (the second set).

Now, his next opponent, looking to reach the round of 16, in the last Grand Slam of the season, will be the Italian. Matteo Arnaldi And Dutch Bart Stevens In play on Friday, September 1 (no earlier than 9:00 a.m.).

Marcelo Arevalo (background right), with Jean-Julien Roger in the first round of the 2023 US Open. Photo: AFP

In mixed doubles, the country’s number one racket still does not know any opponents in the second stage (round of 16). It should emerge winners among Americans Rajeev Ram and Peyton Stearns Or Croatian Mate Pavic And the Japanese Ena Shibahara.

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As Arevalo said before, he always strives to give his best on behalf of the country. “At the end of the day, you represent the whole country. (I aim) to fly the flag high in world tennis. It’s always one of my dreams and goals,” he told Indies.

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