Cristian Garin and Federico Coria will animate a South American classic in the quarterfinals of the tournament in Bastad (Sweden), that is disputed over brick dust.
The Chilean, second favorite of the tournament and number 18 in the ATP world rankings, will try to reach the semifinals for the second time so far this year. On the only occasion this season he managed to lift the champion trophy at home in Santiago. Of course, for this he would have to defeat a rival he defeated twice: once in the ATP 500 in Rio 2020 and another in the Challenger in Buenos Aires 2017.
The Argentine, number 77 in the world, is completing the best season of his career at the age of 29. On the slower surface he reached the quarter-finals in Córdoba (he reached the semi-finals), also in Belgrade 2 and now in Bastad.
Coria managed to give continuity in Sweden to his great performance on the Challenger Tour. The Rosario-born chained three consecutive finals in Prostejov (champion), Milan (finalist) and Salzburg (finalist) with a record of 13 wins in 15 games.