Cerúndolo, the surname that impacted world tennis


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Cerúndolo, the surname that impacted world tennis

The Latin American tour started in a great way for Argentine tennis: both the Córdoba and Buenos Aires titles were left to local players. But there was something distinctive in these two weeks: the Cerúndolo brothers.

Juan Manuel (19 years old, the youngest of three brothers) played his first ATP tournament in Córdoba. From qualifying, he entered the main draw and was sweeping players settled in the circuit such as Kecmanovic, Thiago Monteiro and Albert Ramos in the final. He took the title and rose from 335 to 181

Francisco (22 years old, the oldest of three brothers) came from qualifying to the main draw of the ATP in Buenos Aires. In the second round, he beat Benoit Paire. In semis, he repeated what his brother had done and beat Spaniard Albert Ramos. He fell in the final against Diego Schwartzman and was on the edge of the Top 100: from Monday he will be 112th in the world.

In Santiago, where the tour continues, both will be in the main draw. Will Cerúndolo’s streak continue?


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