Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (89th) fell to his brother, Francisco (112th), 6-1, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Campinas Challenger and put an end to a dream season. It will close 2021 within the 100 best of the ATP ranking.
In this 2021, the youngest of the Cerúndolo managed, nothing more and nothing less, than to win his first ATP tournament, at 250 in Córdoba: in this contest he played his first matches in the category and crowned it with a title. In addition, he had to row from qualy.
One of the things that remained pending according to his words, ironically (or not), for this 2022 is to defeat his brother in an official meeting.
The 2021 season is over for me. Very happy with the goals achieved and with the team that accompanied me to get here. The only pending objective to beat my brother😂 @FranCerundolo
Now if a little bit of vacation🙏 pic.twitter.com/mKdNZXcgEO
– Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (@juanmacerundolo) November 20, 2021
Juan Manuel, who turned 20 in recent days, won three Challengers tournaments and lost two finals in that category. This series of results catapulted him into the ATP Next Gen Finals in Milan: There, despite not winning any of their three games in the group stage, they left great sensations.