The prime Open begins on Thursday in Sao Caetano du Sol, and It is going to be The primary PSA Tour event being performed in Brazil in 42 months, courting again to the Paineiras Open Brasil which was held in Might 2018.
The 16-strgon Challenger 3 diploma event Shall be performed On the Renato Gallego Squash Academy, and We’ll see And utterly South American area On the event.
Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, Collectively with the host nation Brazil, will all be represented On the event, with Paraguayan No.1 Francesco Marcantonio As a Outcome of the No.2 seed.
The Argentinian duo of Lisandro Ortiz and Miguel Pujol, Collectively with Bolivia’s Gabriel Torrez, will all be Inside the draw, which Shall be led bye the Brazilian No.1, and World No.241, Diego Gobbi.
We spoke to Gobbi Earlier to the event starting, and He is excited to see the Tour return to his house nation, particularly after such a prolonged interval away.
“Firstly, I might say that it is good to see the PSA Tour again in Brazil. I am felling good, however I’ve not performed many events As a Outcome of the pandemic. I’ve not sprimeped teaching As a Outcome of then as properly. I hope to play extra events till The prime of the yr,” Gobbi said.
“It’s good to play All of the events on house soil. We really feel very snug to play on the courts we already know and to play with the followers in our favour. On the earth of soccer, All of us Understand how passionate the Brazilians are and in squash is Is not any completely different.”
Gobbi is presently the World No.241, however has been as extreme as World No.141, precisely 100 places further up the World Rankings. He admits that he Did not have as many events beneath his belt as he Might have required, however That he’s In a place to Exit and wrestle for his rating as quickly as extra.
“Even Once I had my biggest rating, I Did not have The complete Quantity of events performed. It was solely eight or 9 events. I really feel that I’ve The extent to be at A gooder rating,” the Brazilian said.
“I can not use the pandemic as an excuse anyextra. I am getting ready myself to play extra events overseas, however not earlier than having fun with our native events.”
There are three Brazilians Contained in the very biggest 250, with Guilherme Melo and Vini Rodrigues alongside Gobbi, and this week’s prime seed Desires to take again his nation’s prime spot, and lead his nation as quickly as extra in future.
“It means Tons to me. Firstly, it Is candy to see thOn the Brazilian diploma is enhancing yr by yr. We will see extra Brazilian gamers on tour. And that i …….