The Chilean tennis player Tomás Barrios Vera (172º) He beat this Thursday 7-6 (1), 2-6 and 6-4 the experienced local Pablo Andújar (74), qualified for the semifinal of Challenger 90 from Seville, Spain, got his first win against a Top 100 and secured the best ranking of his career.
The chillañense, 23 years old and 191 centimeters, extended his great season on the circuit, in which he advanced to the second round of the ATP 250 in Córdoba, surpassed the Wimbledon qualification, played the Tokyo Olympic Games and, recently, became champion of the Challenger of Meersbush, Germany, where he beat Argentine Juan Manuel Cerúndolo in the decisive encounter.
Until now, his best celebrations had been against the Polish Kamil Majchraz (104th), in four rounds, in the third round of the qualifying stage of the British Grand Slam, and against Slovak Andrej Martin (115th), in straight sets, in the semifinal of the Almaty II Challenger, Kazakhstan.
Thanks to its excellent state of form, the trans-Andean will ascend at least 13 steps, he will be positioned as number 159 in the world rankings and will mark the best record of his short career. However, he will be able to continue climbing in the category, because if he reaches the final he will go up to 153 and if he lifts the trophy to 149.