Daniel Mérida Aguilar debuted with a 7-6 (4) and 6-3 victory in 70 minutes against the Polish Aleksander Orlikowski (17) the participation of the Armadita in the junior tournament of the US Open. The 16-year-old from Madrid, who has already been to Roland Garros and Wimbledon, where he reached the quarters and did not pass the first round, respectively, will face the American and seed number 13 Dali Blanch (18 ).
Merida is one of the three Spanish representatives in the men’s team, along with Alejandro Manzanera Pertusa from Valencia (18 and 14th favorite) and Daniel Rincón from Avila (18th and 3rd), who were exempt from the opening round and will debut against Bulgarian Petr Nesterov (18) and American Aidan Kim (16).
In the women’s draw, the presence of the Gipuzkoan Ane Mintegi, aged 17 and fourth seeded, stands out, champion at Wimbledon last August. She will face, also directly in the second round, Argentina’s Solana Sierra (17)