Santiago Rodríguez Taverna (336 °) defeated Nicolás Álvarez Varona (377 °) by 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 7-5 in three hours and 17 minutes in the only match that could be played given the large amount of rain that fell this Thursday at the Campinas Challenger, which forced to cancel the day and delay several games for Friday.
The 22-year-old Argentinian, who has won more than 60 games in the season taking into account all levels, he got for the second consecutive week among the eight best in a Challenger tournament after having achieved, in the first round, the best victory of his career against the Spanish Jaume Munar (83rd). In search of his first semifinal he waits for the winner of the duel between his compatriot Sebastián Báez (111 °) and the peruvian Nicolás Álvarez (366 °), that will open the day on Friday from 10 a.m. (local time).
Also in the first turn they will go out on the court Francisco Cerúndolo (112 °) and Felipe Meligeni (178 °), who could only play one game this Thursday. If the Argentine gets the win, he could face his brother a few hours later in quarters: the key crosses with Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (89 °) or Gustavo Heide (596 °), who will also start their match at 10.
In turn, last Wednesday two quarter-final matches had been defined, which will also take place this Friday:
Tomás Etcheverry vs. Nicolas Jarry
Thiago Monteiro vs. Timofey Skatov