Mario Vilella will play his second Australian Open

The native of Elche, who did not have to play in the second round of the qualifying round due to Cerundolo's positive, beat Wu Taiwanese in the third and will be in Melbourne.


Mario Vilella repeated on Tuesday the success he already achieved in 2021 by qualifying for the second consecutive time for the final draw of the Australian Open, which will also be his second Grand Slam. The man from Elche, who did not have to play in the second round of the qualifying round in Doha due to the loss of Argentine Cerundolo, who tested positive for coronavirus, won 4-6, 7-5 and 6-4 in the third against the Taiwanese 24-year-old 247th in the world Tung-Lin Wu. In this way, with effort and suffering, Vilella obtained the ticket for the Melbourne bubble, where she will travel tomorrow. Last September, he was one step away from entering Roland Garros when Colombian Daniel Elahi Galán dismounted him in the second game.

Mario, 25 years old and 186th in the ranking, did not have an easy time to overcome Wu, who took the lead in the first set and did not make it easy for the Spaniard in the next two. In the second set, Vilella, who had lost her serve in the third game, immediately recovered the break and added another just to equalize the duel. In the third quarter, he had seven break opportunities spread over three games before taking advantage of the eighth to raise the score to 6-4 and claim victory.

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