Whenever there is a Challenger tournament at stake there is news about Argentine tennis players. Even more so if we talk about the South American tour: this time, in the quarterfinals of the Santiago.
The truth is that there were a good and two bad: the first positive, which is marked with a negative, was the triumph of Sebastian Baez (140 °) upon Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (103 °) by 6-4 and 6-3. In this way, Juanma will have to wait one more week to make the big leap towards the Top 100 of the world ranking.
With this great victory, The 20-year-old tennis player reached the seventh Challenger semifinal so far this season, thus confirming the great 2021 he is doing.
The other news was the hard defeat of Francisco Cerúndolo (110 °) against the brazilian Matheus Pucinelli de Almeida (315 °) by 7-6 (3), 2-6 and 6-4. With this victory, Pucinelli, only 20 years old, will enter the Top 300 for the first time. In the semis, he will collide with his compatriot Felipe Meligeni (194 °).