Matteo Berrettini, this is it: here is the first opponent in Acapulco

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Immediately one of Norrie or Mannarino should the Roman advance in the tournament.

All set in Acapulco, Mexico, for the start of the ATP Circuit’s Category 500 tournament. Returning to the court after the defeat suffered at the hands of Andy Murray at the Australian Open, Matteo Berrettini will make his first-round debut against Slovakian Alex Molcan, ranked number 54. No previous record between the Azzurro and his opponent. Should he pass the round, the Roman will immediately face one between Cameron Norrie, number 5 in the seeding, and Adrian Mannarino, always difficult to face.

In a competition that sees the participation of 4 Top 10 and 6 Top 15, the absence of Rafa Nadal, holder of the tournament, stands out. Among the most interesting matches in the first round is the challenge between Danish Holger Rune, No. 4 on the scoreboard, and wild card Ben Shelton, who advanced to the quarterfinals in the last Australian Open.

It should be noted that Jacopo Berrettini, Matteo’s younger brother, could enter the main draw if he is successful against another Italian, Luciano Darderi, number 5 on the cadet board and 184 in the ranking: the two will play each other in the last round of the qualifying tournament.

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