Nicolás Kicker (384th in the world ranking) gave him the only joy of the day to South American tennis in the Tampere Challenger, Finland. The rest? Defeats of the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (265 °) and the Argentine Pedro Cachin (278 °) and Guido Andreozzi (198 °).
With the 6-4, 3-6 and 6-2 to the French Alexandre Muller (199 °), the Merlo-born reaches 14 consecutive victories and enters the Top 350 of the classification and the Top 200 of the Race (season 2021) .
For his part, Cachin could not advance to the quarterfinals after falling to Mario Vilella 7-5 and 6-4; and Andreozzi yielded with Otto Virtanen (523 °) 6-2, 6-4.
The Chilean Nicolás Jarry suffered a tough defeat in two sets against Czech Jiri Lehecka doubly 6-4 and will have to travel to Poland to compete in the Poznan Challenger 90 qualification, in what will be his last chance to score points for the US Open qualification.