The Santiago Challenger is in the final stretch. The matches corresponding to the quarterfinals ended and in this way the semifinals were formed: Francisco Cerúndolo (110º) will face Juan Pablo Varillas (127º), while Sebastián Báez (140º) will be rival of the local Nicolás Jarry (217).
After the prompt elimination of Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, Francisco, older brother, was the top favorite for the title. The current 110 of the world defeated the Chilean Gonzalo Lama (327º) in an exciting match with partials of 7-6 (6) and 6-4 and managed to get into a new semifinal. In a fantastic year for Argentine tennis, the porteño will seek to add another new conquest.
In that instance you will see the face with an old acquaintance: Juan Pablo Varillas. The Peruvian, champion of the Challenger of Biella (Italy) this year, categorically beat the Austrian Gerald Melzer 6-1, 6-3.
Sebastián Báez, meanwhile, fulfilled the tasks before his compatriot Facundo Mena. After an hour and 14 minutes of action, the Buenos Aires tennis player, who had a great season, won 6-3 and 6-1. His rival will be Nicolás Jarry, who without major shocks knocked out Bolivian Hugo Dellien (7-6 and 6-4), recent champion in Lima.