The quarterfinals of Challenger de Salinas had everything: three South American players made a ticket to the semifinals and the suspension was given due to the curfew in Ecuador due to Covid-19, so the tournament will continue only on Monday, since Saturday and Sunday there will be no activity .
Due to the mandatory curfew imposed by the Government of Ecuador from the first hour of Saturday, due to the health situation due to the pandemic, the activity of the contest will only continue on Monday. Players will not be able to train on Saturday and Sunday and only the following week will they be able to resume activity.
The Chilean Nicolás Jarry (632 ° in the world) beat Argentine Thiago Tirante (391 °) by 7-6 (3) and 6-4 and reached the semifinals of the tournament on Ecuadorian soil, on hard surface.
Thus, Jarry took full advantage of the invitation that the tournament organization gave him. The Chilean seeks to regain ground after the doping sanction and this time he left Tirante out in a close clash on the main court.
In the same scenario, early on Friday, the Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli (335 °) beat the Spanish Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras (295 °) with a double score of 6-4. Therefore, Jarry will play with another Argentine in the semifinal, but it will be on Monday and not Saturday.
In the upper half of the table, on the second court, the young Colombian Nicolás Mejía (465 °), coming from the qualifying phase, recovered and defeated the Chilean Tomás Barrios (243 °), fifth seed, by 2-6 , 6-1 and 7-6 (3).
The winner will play in the other semifinal with the Turkish Altug Celikbilek (250 °), who beat the Dutchman Tim van Rijthoven (302) ° by 6-3, 2-6 and 7-6 (6).