Rio de Janeiro: Cerúndolo achieved a quick victory to improve his year

Rio de Janeiro: Cerúndolo achieved a quick victory to improve his year

Francisco Cerúndolo defeated the Spanish this afternoon Albert Ramos Vinolas by 6-2 and 6-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in tennis of Rio de Janeiroin Brazil.

The Buenos Aires native Cerúndolo, number 1 in Argentina and ranked 22nd in the ATP world ranking, had a very good performance and “dispatched” the Spaniard Ramos Viñolas (96) in 1 hour and 21 minutes of play.

Cerúndolo, who in the initial round had eliminated Francisco Comesaña from Mar del Plata (119), will face a Serbian tennis player in the quarterfinals: Dusan Lajovic (58) or Laslo Djere (35), who will clash on Thursday since today’s matchday It was canceled due to rain.

The Rio competition, which takes place on clay courts and will distribute a total of $2,100,230 in prizes, has three other Argentines: Facundo Díaz Acosta, Sebastián Báez and Mariano Navone.

Díaz Acosta (59), in the best moment of his career after having won the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires last Sunday, beat the Swiss Stan Wawrinka (67) by 7-5 and 6-4; while Báez (30) beat Frenchman Corentin Moutet (147) 6-4, 6-3.

Díaz Acosta and Báez will face each other tomorrow in the round of 16, in a duel between Buenos Aires residents, which guarantees the presence of an Argentine tennis player among the best eight of the tournament.

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For his part, Mariano Navone (113), a native of the Buenos Aires town of 9 de Julio, defeated Rosario Federico Coria (85) this morning by 1-6, 6-4 and 6-2, in another match between compatriots.

The Argentine, 22 years old, will play his next match in Rio against the German Yannick Hanfmann (56), who beat the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (19), finalist on Sunday of the Argentina Open, by 1-6, 6-1 and 7- 5.

The ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro ended quickly yesterday without the top favorite for the title, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (2), who had to withdraw from the match that tied 1 to 1 last night against the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (117), due to an ankle injury.

The defending champion in Rio is the British Cameron Norrie (23), who beat the Bolivian Hugo Dellien (135) in the opening round and was playing today against the Chilean Tomás Barrios Vera (120), in the last match of the day.

Source: Ambito

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