In a 100% albiceleste duel, Francisco Cerúndolo He beat Juan Pablo Ficovich for the second round of the United States Open main draw qualification and was one triumph away from entering the fourth Grand Slam of the season.
Cerúndolo, ranked 107th ATP and second favorite in the US Open qualification, beat Ficovich (246th) by 7-6 (2), 4-6 and 6-4 in two hours and 45 minutes of play.
In the next instance, Cerúndolo will face the German Peter Gojowczyk (141 °), who eliminated the experienced Dutchman Robin Haase 6-4, 6-4, and if he wins, he will get into the main draw of the US Open, which is played at the Flushing Meadows complex in New York.
The other two Argentines who are still in the race are Sebastián Báez and Marco Trungelliti, who have their matches pending for the second qualifying round. Báez (155 °) will face the American Christian Harrison (280 °) and the Santiago (198 °) will go against the British Liam Broady (142 °).
The Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (161 °) also seeks to be one step away from the French Enzo Couacaud (190 °). The same for Bolivian Hugo Dellien (137 °) who goes by Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic (223 °).