he will play Viña del Mar tennis open
SANTIAGO.- Álvaro Fillol is quite taken aback by the injury which will keep Argentine player, Guillermo Cañas (15th) off the courts for four months. "I guess they'll call me at some point to let me know", he said rather nonchalantly for being the director of a tournament that included Cañas as the second most important player, based on ranking.
In a statement made to Emol, Fillol said that "he (Cañas) was obviously an important part of the tournament, but we were negotiating the addition of a Spanish player. Were are still in the preliminary stages of conversation, but we would like to bring Tommy Robredo, (10th), whom we have already approached".
"We might add another Spanish player, perhaps Verdasco", added Fillol.
The director of the Viña del Mar tennis open, which will take place from January 28th to February 3rd, also mentioned that the center and adjacent courts have already been constructed.
The Viña del Mar ATP has confirmed the participation of Fernando Gonzalez, its most important figure by far. The tournament has also confirmed the attendance of Argentine players, Juan Martín del Potro, Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Mónaco, as well as Viña del Mar native, Nicolás Massú.
I read that too, but so far, he is not on the official ATP Entry List, so I will not alter our schedule until it becomes official. I think it is quite possible they may offer him a Wild Card to replace Canas, and if he loses early in the AO, he may well accept. But at the moment, the official ATP lists which are updated by the players and coaches themselves in PlayerZone, do not mention him, so if you don't mind, I will keep the schedule as it is, until official news comes from the ATP.