Felipe Meligeni tries to play in a Grand Slam main draw for the first time
Paris, France) – The numbers 2 and 3 of Brazil will be on the court this Friday morning, the last day of disputes for the quali of Roland Garros. Felipe Meligeni from São Paulo and Thiago Wild are one victory away from entering the main draw in Paris, which already has Thiago Monteiro from Ceará.
Wild will be the first to act. The 23-year-old and 172nd player in the ranking plays the second game on court 13, around 7:30 am (Brasília time) and challenges the German Dominik Koepfer, a 29-year-old left-hander and currently ranked 102nd in the world. The confrontation between them is unheard of in the professional circuit.
Felipe Meligeni, 25 years old and 165th in the ranking, plays the third game on court 12, around 9am. He will face Kazakh Timofey Skatov, ranked 147th. The Brazilian won the only previous duel between them, played in March of this year, in a quali for the Masters 1000 in Miami.
While Felipe Meligeni is looking for his first appearance in a Grand Slam main draw, having reached the final quali round in Paris for the second time, Wild is trying to return to a Slam and make an unprecedented appearance in Paris. In 2020, the man from Paraná got a direct spot at the US Open, but was beaten in his debut.