Nicolás Jarry he could not even stand in front of Leonardo Mayer. As in last year's debut, the Chilean, 45th-ranked ATP, fell against the Argentine (53rd) for the first round of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season.
The nation's number one fought for 3 hours and 12 minutes, and despite eluding themselves with a comeback after dominating the third set, ended up out of competition after signing partial 6-7 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-4 and 3-6.
The Creole representative was almost never able to find an answer to the solid and powerful Trans-Andean service. In fact, "Yacaré" seemed to be a tower before Jaime Fillol's grandson.
The first manga was a couple and although the "Prince" saved a couple of breakpoints in the fourth game, both values kept their serve until they defined everything in sudden death. In the tiebreaker, the Correntino made a difference with their solid service, with a different 7-4 of the game.
In the second chapter "Nico" was only generated an opportunity of breaking in the room game, but the 2016 Davis Cup Champion He saved everything with his loot. So the two got up to take the action to a new tie break, where the trasandino was impeccable.
In the third manga the actions remained uniform, but the criollo finally managed to break his rival in the ninth game, and then closed the half after a long setback from the Argentine, causing the buzz of the large numbers of Chileans who arrived at the 15th court of Melbourne Park, who relentlessly supported his compatriot with the classic "ceachei".
However, in the fourth episode, Jarry accused the wearer, lowered the level and increased the counter of unforced errors until giving up his service in the eighth edition. game, so that Mayer could tighten everything with his own low shift.
The "Prince" will have a second chance in the current Australian Open edition when playing the box of two along with Argentina's Máximo González.