Francisco defeated Britain’s Draper and will face defending champion Norrie, who knocked out Baez and continues his successful title defense journey.
Heads and tails this Thursday for the Argentine tennis players in the Lyon clay court tournament: Francisco Cerúndolo qualified for the semifinals, while Sebastián Báez was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
closing it, number 28 in the world, beat the British Jack Draper (60º) by 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3 and in the semifinals he will face the also British Cameron Norrie (14th and second seed), who defeated Sebastián Báez (44th) by 6-2, 2-6 and 6-1.
In the other part of the table, the American Brandon Nakashima (52nd) surprised his compatriot tommy paul (17th) by 6-3 and 7-6 (7/4) and will face the Frenchman for a place in the final Arthur Phils (112th), who reached the penultimate round thanks to the loss for the quarterfinal duel of the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (10th), first seeded.
The Lyon tournament takes place in the final stretch before Roland Garros, the only Grand Slam on clay, which begins this Sunday in Paris.
Lyon ATP Tournament
– Singles – Quarterfinals:
- Arthur Fils (FRA) defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN/N.1) by abandonment
- Brandon Nakashima (USA/N.8) to Tommy Paul (USA/N.3) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
- Francisco Cerundolo (ARG/N.4) def. Jack Draper (GBR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
- Cameron Norrie (GBR/N.2) defeated Sebastián Báez (ARG/N.6) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
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