Juan Pablo Varillas will embark on a new adventure in China, when it debuts this Thursday, October 5 at the Shanghai 1,000 Masters. Peru’s number one racket will play the first round of the tournament against none other than Sebastian Ofner, a tough opponent with a higher ranking. In this note we will bring you all the details of the match.
How Varillas arrives
One week ago, ‘Juanpi’ was part of the Astana Open 2023where unfortunately he could not go beyond the initial stage, after being surpassed by Dominic Thiem. Although the Peruvian managed to put up a fight against a rival who was once Top 3 in the world and on a surface that is not his specialty (hard court), he did not manage to win and said goodbye to the competition early.
Now, Varillas will have his revenge on Chinese soil and he will do so precisely against another Austrian: Sebastian Ofnerwho was a semi-finalist in the recent tournament in Astana, being surpassed in that round by the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who ultimately became champion.
The challenge, then, seems quite complicated for ‘Juanpi’. The fact that his new opponent went further in the last competition says a lot. But the Peruvian does not slow down in the face of any challenge and will seek to improve his records on hard surfaces.
What time do Juan Pablo Varillas vs Sebastian Ofner play?
He Shanghai Mastersone of the nine tournaments ATP Masters 1000 that are held at the circuit, started on the night of Tuesday, October 3 and will continue until next Sunday, October 15. The match between Juan Pablo Varillas and Sebastian Ofner for the first stage of the contest is scheduled for today, Thursday, October 5, starting at 3:30 a.m. in Peru and 10:30 a.m. in Austria.
The competition will award a prize of USD 8,800,000, distributed among all rounds. The champion will be awarded a total of $1,262,220, making it an important incentive along the way. For now, Varillas has already secured $18,660 with his participation in the initial round.
TV Channel of Juan Pablo Varillas vs Sebastian Ofner
The transmission of the clash between the Peruvian and the Austrian will be in charge of ESPN, which in Latin America enjoys the exclusivity of broadcasting the matches of the Chinese event. The different duels can be seen live on the different signals of the aforementioned television network through the streaming platform. Star Plus. Likewise, you will be able to follow all the details and incidents of the match through the Infobae Perú website.
Juan Pablo Varillas vs Sebastian Ofner: face to face
Juan Pablo Varillas He has a complicated mission. He will have to measure his strength against an opponent he has never faced before on the circuit. This will be their first official direct match at the ATP level and both have the ambition to win and go as far as possible.
Of course, previously, they have met in the first round of the Roland Garros 2021 qualifiers. That time, the Peruvian tennis player won in three sets and moved on to the next stage. Although he started losing the match, he managed to come back with courage (6-7, 7-5 and 6-3).
Now, Sebastian Ofner He is the one who has the predictions in his favor by a minimal difference in the ranking. With the same age as ‘Juanpi’the Austrian today has a better ranking than the Peruvian: He surpasses him by nine positions in the world ranking (58th against 67th).
Among other statistics, neither of them has been able to add an ATP title to their showcase so far. Varillas records 32 wins and 35 losses on the circuit, while Ofner He has a balance of 17 wins and 22 falls. These are just numbers – an indicator -; but on the field it will be the moment of truth.