Sebastián Báez could not defeat Sebastián Korda in his second match for Group B of the Next Gen Finals. The American, second favorite for the title, beat him 4-3, 4-2 and 4-2 and now the Argentine must beat Hugo Gaston to advance to the semifinals.
“I feel good on the court,” said the 20-year-old from Buenos Aires after his great debut in the tournament. And he demonstrated this again in his commitment to the North American, a player more accustomed to this surface and who currently occupies 39th place in the world ranking.
Planted as equals, Báez had his options, especially in the first set (he won 3-1) but then he entered Korda’s game until he ended up falling in three sets. In this way, due to his great victory against Lorenzo Musetti, the Argentine has a victory and a defeat, so the next match will determine his future in Milan.
His last rival in the group zone will be Hugo Gaston, the Frenchman who received the invitation to the tournament after beating Carlos Alcaraz and reaching the quarterfinals at the Masters 1000 in Paris. If he wins, the Argentine secures a place in the semifinals.