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Varillas debuted with victory at ATP Santiago and ended a streak of seven losses this year

A clenched fist and a cry of relief. Enough to let go of the anger and celebrate his first victory of the year. Juan Pablo Varillas ended a streak of seven losing matches and debuted with victory at the ATP 250 in Santiago by beating Argentine Francisco Comesaña (114 ATP) 6-2, 3-6 and 6-1 in the first round.

A match that restores confidence to the Peruvian, who had not been able to win in seven matches this year despite the fact that the last three were on clay fields. The only matches he had been able to win were in doubles, alongside the German Hanfmann only in the debuts in Buenos Aires and Rio.

Due to his bad start to the year: defeats in Adelaide, Australia, Davis Cup (2), Córdoba, Buenos Aires and Rio, Varillas left the top 100 of the ATP ranking and today appears in box 119. Yesterday’s victory will allow him to make some comebacks positions.

In the second round, the Peruvian will have a difficult challenge as he faces the Argentine Sebastián Báez, who has just won the ATP 500 in Rio.

After Santiago, Varillas hopes to compete in the Indian Wells Masters on March 4. He is currently the alternate 9 of the main draw, meaning that he expects nine tennis players to drop out of the tournament so he can enter.

The young people This weekend the Peruvians Gonzalo Bueno and Ignacio Buse compete in the Santa Cruz Challenger qualy.

Source: Elcomercio

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