Pure history and a dream you don’t want to wake up from. Juan Manuel Cerúndolo became a finalist dthe ATP 250 from Córdoba in his first tournament as a professional.
He defeated Federico Coria 6-4, 4-6 and 6-2 in the first semifinal and with 19 years and 3 months He is the youngest Argentine in a final since José “Chucho” Acasuso did it in Buenos Aires in 2001 at 18 years of age.
“I am very happy, I did not expect any of this. I came to play the Qualy de Córdoba and I expected to spend one or two rounds,” he confessed the first rookie to reach a final since Santiago Ventura in Casablanca 2004.
From position 335 in the world ranking, he made sure to advance, at least, to 219. If he wins the final, he will reach 181.