The Challenger de Ambato has already confirmed the participation of, at least, an Argentine in the final. This was due to Thiago Tirante, Facundo Mena and Juan Pablo Ficovich they got among the four best of the Ecuadorian contest and will go in search of the long-awaited title. The other tennis player to reach this stage is the seeded number 1, Juan Pablo Varillas.
In 1 hour and 24 minutes of play, the La Plata player got rid of Gerald melzer (818 °) by 6-3 and 6-4. In this way, your entry into the Top 240 of the ATP ranking is ensured.
For its part, Facundo Mena defeated the french Alexis gautier (380 °) 7-6, 6-4 to get his eighth victory in a row. It must be remembered that the 29-year-old tennis player comes from dedicating himself in the Challenger of Quito from last week.
The other Argentine who reached the semifinals of the Ecuadorian tournament was Juan Pablo Ficovich after beating the Swiss 0-6, 7-6 (2) and 7-5 Johan nikles (410 °) in 2 hours and 7 minutes of play. After having suffered heart problems due to the aftermath of the Covid, the Berazategui born little by little returns to his best tennis and manages to put his record 7-6 so far this year.
The one who did not have the same luck as his colleagues was Matias Zukas, who fell 6-2 and 6-4 against the Peruvian Varillas, preventing a 100% albiceleste semifinal.
The crosses to access the final will be: Tirante against Mena and Ficovich against Varillas.