Good news from Italy. Argentines Facundo Bagnis and Juan Pablo Ficovich qualified for the knockout stages of the Todi Challenger in Italy.
The Santa Fe Bagnis, number 134 in the world ranking, beat the French Hugo Gastón (228) by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-1, in two hours and 10 minutes of play.
In the next instance, the tennis player from the city of Armstrong will face the Italian Giulio Zeppieri (371 °), who later beat the Rosario Renzo Olivo (209 °) by 6-2 and 7-6 (7-4) , after one hour and 49 minutes.
In the initial round of the tournament, which is played on brick dust, he will distribute prizes for 88,520 euros and has the Spanish Roberto Carballes Baena (99th) as the top favorite for the title, Ficovich also won against his compatriot Marco Trungelliti by 4-6 , 6-4 and 6-2.
Ficovich, 23 years old and ranked 205 in the ATP ranking, used two hours and 25 minutes to defeat the Santiago man (230 °) and will play his next game against Italian Marco Cecchinato (113 °), who beat another Argentine, Andrea Collarini (198 °), by 6-3, 1-6 and 6-3. Cecchinato is the second favorite for the title and was champion in 2019 of the Argentina Open.
It should be remembered that the other Argentine who participated in the tournament, Facundo Mena (223 °), had lost this Monday in the initial round with the French Elliot Benchetrit (208 °) by 6-1 and 6-4.