Argentine double in the semifinals. Federico Coria won in the first round on Friday, by the quarterfinals, followed by Juan Ignacio Londero, the two Albicelestes who went to the penultimate round of the Montevideo Challenger, the Uruguay Open, on brick dust.
The youngest of the Coria brothers (70th in the world) beat Santiago Rodríguez Taverna (355th) in an Argentine duel by 6-3 and 6-4. Thus, the top favorite of the tournament achieved another victory in two sets.
Coria will play on Saturday in a semifinal with Bolivian Hugo Dellien (130th ATP), seventh seed, who beat Argentine Facundo Bagnis (78th), third seed in Uruguay, 7-6 (4), 4-1 and abandoned. .
The other albiceleste joy was provided by Londero (159 °), the 2019 Córdoba ATP champion, who continues, in his new tennis and mental quest, to re-enter the Top 100. The Cordovan beat Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (95th), fourth seeded, by 6-3 and 7-6 (1).
In the lower half of the table, Londero’s rival in the other semifinal will be Spanish Jaume Munar (89th), second seed, who defeated Argentine Camilo Ugo Carabelli (216th) 6-4 and 6-1 in the closing of the quarterfinal day.
That duel between Londero and Munar will be the second semifinal in the Uruguayan capital, where the Spanish is the only player who has not yet lost a set this week.