Sebastián Báez likes Chile very well. To the only title in the Challenger category that he achieved in 2021 in the city of Concepción, he has now added nothing less than the final in Santiago.
At that time, the porteño became the youngest Argentine champion on the Challenger Tour since Federico Delbonis did it at the age of 19 in Rome 2010.
Just 20 years old, Báez defeated Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the semifinals. From position 253 in the world ranking, he already rises to 231 and it will be 215 if he wins the tournament.
In the other side, Marcelo Tomás Barrios Vera will be his rival. The local player took advantage of the abandonment of Brazilian Felipe Meligeni at the beginning of the second set to achieve the pass. It was 7-6 (5), 1-1 and retired.