Dellien-Londero, a final with history at the Uruguay Open


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Dellien-Londero, a final with history at the Uruguay Open

Final more than colorful at the Uruguay Open. Hugo Dellien (130 °) defeated Federico Coria (70 °) by 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) and Juan Ignacio Londero defeated Jaume Munar (89 °) by 0-6, 6 -3, 6-4 and they will collide this Sunday in search of keeping the trophy in the capital. Coincidentally, they have been friends since youth and currently share a coach, Andrés Schneiter.

The first semifinal of the 20th edition of the tournament really had everything: Dellien he was set and break down (2-6, 3-4), but came back in a great way and got 5-1 in the third set; from there, everything got complicated again. He served three times for the match but Coria did not expire and took the match to a tiebreaker. In three hours and 18 minutes was able to culminate a duel that is undoubtedly postulated as one of the best matches on the Challenger circuit in 2021. This Sunday, the Trinidadian-born will go in search of his seventh title in this category and second of the year after its consecration in Lima I.

A while later Londero he also had a battle, but it lasted two hours and four minutes. Munar, defending champion, It started out very solid and the Cordovan without rhythm. However, he took a 180 degree turn and everything changed. The number of unforced errors decreased, confidence grew and that 6-0 was practically forgotten. Regaining the level that led him to be among the 50 best in the world, if he wins the final he will crown his third Challenger title in his first definition since the ATP Bastad 2019. “It was a long time since I had this attitude. It was difficult for me to enter the field“, admitted” El Topo “post game.

The history of this 1993 category duel is led by the eighth finalist of Roland Garros 2019 by 7-3 taking into account all levels. Meanwhile, there is a precedent in the final of Challenger, in Marburg 2018. At that time, Londero won in three sets. This Sunday, these two who have known each other since junior will have a new reunion, with Schneiter enjoying themselves in the stands.

The great definition of the Uruguay Open can be followed, from 17 in Argentina, through ESPN on Star +.


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