Brazilian tennis has four representatives in the Australian Open qualifier, which takes place this week. Laura Pigossi and Carolina Meligeni Alves are in the females’s conflict, while Felipe Meligeni and Matheus Pucinelli are in the men’s quali.
Number 2 in the nation and 118th in the globe, the 28-year-old from Sao Paulo encounters Belgian Magali Kempen, 223rd in the ranking. 14th in the quali, Pigossi might face Japan’s Misaki Doi or 17-year-old Filipina Alexandra Eala if she makes it with her opening round.
Felipe Meligeni’s game will be around 11 pm. The 24-year-old from Sao Paulo and 166th in the ranking will be tested by the Austrian Sebastian Ofner, 193rd, in an unmatched confrontation on the circuit. In case of triumph, the number 2 from Brazil could encounter the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo, head 1 in the quali and 100th in the position, that faces the Serbian Nikola Milojevic.
Just on Monday night or early Tuesday early morning by Brazilian time will Carol Meligeni and Matheus Pucinelli get in the court. Number 3 in Brazil and 217 in the world, Carol encounters Serbian Olga Danilovic, placed 155th, in an unprecedented conflict. She might deal with Greek Despina Papamichail or Hungarian Reka-Luca Jani if she wins.
Pucinelli, 21 years old and 211th in the ranking, tests the seasoned 33-year-old Frenchman Benoit Paire, 179th. In case of triumph, he will absolutely deal with an American, coming from the battle between Michael Mmoh and the existing youth champion Bruno Kuzuhara, that is the boy of Brazilians and was birthed in Sao Paulo.