Brothers Francisco (119 °, 22 years) and Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (145, 19 °) They generate a lot of expectation in the followers of South American tennis and now they got together to play doubles: they debuted as a couple on the Challenger circuit and they joined the triumphs of Tomás Etcheverry, Thiago Tirante, Camilo Ugo Carabelli and Francisco himself in singles.
There were only four antecedents of the siblings doing a duo, but all on the ITF circuit (record of three successes and four defeats). This time they beat local guests Luca Serena and Danielle Valentino 6-3, 6-1 to meet in the quarterfinals with top favorites Orlando Luz and Rafael Matos, from Brazil. Previously, Francisco got into the eighth singles after eliminating Colombian Alejandro González (462 °) 6-4, 6-2. The Italian Lorenzo Giustino (234 °), his next opponent.
Secondly, Etcheverry (148 °) continues and does not stop. In a very tough battle of 3 hours and 31 minutes he defeated his compatriot Renzo Olivo (216 °) by 5-7, 7-6 (3), 7-5 and got his sixth consecutive victory after what was his title in Trieste The last Sunday. In search of reaching the quarterfinals, he will face local Federico Gaio (147 °). Another who extended his great walk is Tie rod (283 °), who after the final against Etcheverry beat Frenchman Quentin Halys (185th) 6-4, 7-6 (5) and got the ticket to face first-seeded Stefano Travaglia (98th) in the round of 16.
Finally the 22-year-old Ugo Carabelli (304 °), who had already crossed the classification, gave the note of the day when he got rid by 7-6 (4), 6-0 of Bolivian Hugo Dellien (139 °), who starred in a great moment with Novak Djokovic in Tokyo last week. Now comes Marc Andrea Huesler (175 °), from Switzerland. In the second round they will also be Tomás Barrios (197 °), Andrea Collarini (209 °) and the winner of the clash between Juan Pablo Varillas (127 °) and Alejandro Tabilo (164 °).