They already have rivals for their first big challenge in 2019. Nicolás Jarry (43rd in the world) and Christian Garín (86th) have met the players who will face each other at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, after the draw will be held in the Chilean dawn this Thursday.
And the national tennis players did not have much luck in the draw, which occurred during the Chilean opening hours of Thursday, because they will have hard crosses.
The "Prince" will be measured by an old acquaintance: the Argentine Leonardo Mayer (54 °), with whom he records a triumph and a previous defeat. In fact, it has already faced it in the major ocean in the first round of 2018, with a categorical victory for the transandino, while the Creole avenged in the debut of Estoril, saving six match points.
Meanwhile, the "Tank" will have a more complicated opponent as it will have to be measured against the Belgian David Goffin (22nd), former world number 7 and reappearing after a concussion.
This will be the debut of Garin in Melbourne and his first Grand Slam in which he enters directly and without having to overcome the demanding qualy.