Alejandro Tabilo withdraws from United Cup just days before competition begins

Alejandro Tabilo withdraws from United Cup just days before competition begins

The number 85 in the ATP rankings informed the Chilean team – led by Nicolás Jarry – that he would not be in Australia and that his place would be taken by Gonzalo Lama (518th).

A surprise and unexpected loss suffered by the Chilean tennis team which will participate in the United Cup . This is Alejandro Tabilo, who – just a few days before the start of the event – communicated his decision during this day and affirmed that he would prioritize finishing his pre-season well and register for the ATP qualifiers in Auckland which will begin on Saturday January 6.

Number 85 in the ATP ranking gives way to Gonzalo Lama (518th) and the team that Jaime Fillol will captain will also consist of Nicolás Jarry, Tomás Barrios, Daniela Seguel and Fernanda Labraña. Together, they will first face Canada and Greece and the latter country seems to be the obstacle to overcome since they have the advantage of being among the ten best tennis players for both men and women (Stefanos Tsitsipas (6th) and María Sakkari (9th).°).

How did Chile get to the ocean challenge? He qualified for the first time for the event which will take place in Australia thanks to the great year that Nicolás Jarry had on the ATP circuit. where he finished the year in box 19 and allowed our nation to be present in the first round where the group winner advances to the next phase of the best eight.

The tournament was born to resolve the disputes arising from the creation of the defunct ATP Cup and replaces the Hopman Cup which took place until 2019. In addition, it is established that Athletes can earn up to 500 points for their ranking and $15 million in prize money is shared.

To this is added that Jarry will arrive with a new coach on the other side of the world , since last week he announced that the Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela would be his coach. “I am very happy to add him to the team, I think he will bring me a lot with his knowledge, both with his experience as a player and as a coach,” revealed the Chilean number one .

And as if all this were not enough, his grandfather -Fillol- will be the leader who will guide him in this tournament which opens the world tennis season. “I don’t think there is a case like this in the world. He has this grace. That’s the main reason I go there. The grandson is the one who gets to choose the captain. The characteristics of this cut are not as rigorous and the role of the captain is somewhat different from what is usual, because it has a broader and less traditional role,” he detailed the former glory of the activity.

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Source: Latercera

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