A day to forget for the Cerúndolo at the US Open

A day to forget for the Cerúndolo at the US Open

Brothers Francisco and Juan Manuel Cerundolo they said goodbye today US Openthe last Grand Slam of the season, by losing their respective second-round matches of the tournament that takes place at the Flushing Meadows complex in New York.

first thing in the morning Francisco Cerundolothe oldest, 24 years old and located in position 20 in the ATP world ranking, could not beat the Czech Jiri Vesely (437), who prevailed on court 12 in a marathon match that lasted four hours and seven minutes.

The tennis player from Buenos Aires started winning and bagged the first two sets 7-6 and 6-2. But the 30-year-old European player recovered and ended up prevailing, after winning the last rounds consecutively with the following progression: 6-3, 6-2 and 7-6 (6).


In this way, Francisco, champion this year on the Eastbourne grass and who had defeated the American Zachary Svajda (234) in the premiere, said goodbye prematurely to the tournament that will award prizes of 65 million dollars.

But a while later, his younger brother Juan Manuel, 21, could not find a footing in the same court 12 of the complex located near the Queens area.

The youngest tennis player in the family, ranked 93rd in the international ranking, fell in straight sets against the Spanish Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (21), with partials of 6-1, 6-4 and 6-3, in one hour and 42 minutes of litigation.

Juan Manuel had successfully debuted in the tournament, with a five-set victory over the Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (334).

Tomorrow, then, the only two Argentines who continue in the race in the men’s individual field will perform again.

Thus, the platense Thomas Etcheverry (34) will meet the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka (49), in the second round, on court 17, after the clash between the Germans Alexander Zverev (12) and Daniel Altmaier (53).

Meanwhile, at the last minute and on pitch 10, the Buenos Aires native Sebastian Baez (32) will face the Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Alves (168). In the only previous history between the two, there was a victory for the player from San Martín, in the final of Challenger 3 in Santiago de Chile 2021.

In addition, in the men’s doubles tournament, the duo made up of Francisco Cerúndolo-Guido Andreozzi from Buenos Aires will meet for the first round with their pair made up of Jean Julien Rojer (Curacao)-Marcelo Arévalo (El Salvador).

Also, Horacio Zeballos, from Mar del Plata, accompanied by the Catalan Marcel Granollers, will face the duo made up of the Colombian Daniel Galán and the Chinese Zhizhen Zhang.

In the men’s individual draw, but in a second round match, the best tennis player on the planet, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, complied with the expected procedure and dispatched the Spanish Bernabé Zapata Miralles (76) in three sets, with partials of 6-4, 6-1 and 6-1.

The surprise of the day was given by the elimination of the Greek Stéfanos Tsitsipas (7), who was beaten by the Swiss Dominik Stricker (128), with segments of 7-5, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6 and 6 -3.

Source: Ambito

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