As in the entire season, the Challenger circuit continues to be a guarantee for Argentines, because Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (103º), Francisco Cerúndolo (110º) and Sebastian Baez (140º) celebrated in their respective matches and reached the quarterfinals in James III.
After more than two hours of play, the youngest of the brothers, ATP champion at the beginning of the year and the best seed in the tournament, beat Pedro Cachín (274th) from Cordoba 6-4, 3-6 and 6-2.
For his part, in another 100% Albiceleste duel, the 20-year-old from Buenos Aires, owner of three titles in 2021, recent finalist in Kiev, Ukraine, and who had defeated the Peruvian Nicolás Álvarez in his debut, beat 6-1 and 6 -4 to the tall Juan Pablo Ficovich (259th), in one hour and 17 minutes of battle, and he will face the left-hander in the next instance.
At the bottom of the table, the oldest of the family, who played the decisive match at the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires, where he fell to Diego Schwartman in straight sets, and had just eliminated Facundo Díaz Acosta (360º), celebrated 6- 2 and 7-5 against his compatriot Hernán Casanova (340º) after 90 minutes of duel, in which he registered five break points.
Finally, in an extensive and disputed match, the Buenos Aires native Nicolás Kicker (276º) could not complete an ideal day and succumbed 3-6, 6-2 and 6-4 against the young Brazilian Matheus Pucinelli de Almeida (315º), who He will face Francisco Cerúndolo for a place in the semifinals.