The Argentine tennis player Tomás Etcheverry said goodbye prematurely today in the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Basel, Switzerland, after losing in three sets and in a tight manner with the top favorite, the Danish Holger Rune.
The player from La Plata, 24 years old and ranked 32nd in the ATP world ranking, fell to Rune (6), with sets of 6-1, 3-6 and 7-6 (8-6 in the tie break), then two hours and 40 minutes of fighting.
The first seed had left fellow Argentine Sebastián Báez (29) on the road last Thursday, whom he defeated 7-6 (7-2) and 6-1.
In this way, Rune will play one of the semifinals of the tournament that will award 2,345,955 euros in prizes against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (19), who beat the Russian Alexander Shevchenko (83), 7-6, 3-6 and 7-6.
The other semifinal will be played by the Polish Hubert Hurkacz (11) and the Frenchman Ugo Humbert (28).
Hurkacz defeated the Dutchman Tallion Griekspoor (25) in the quarterfinals of the tournament, with segments of 6-7, 6-4 and 6-4, while Humbert defeated the local Dominic Stricker (96), 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2.
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