Argentina, without absolute record of Challengers

Nicolás Kicker (233rd in the world, second favorite of the tournament) won his first match on Saturday, for the quarterfinals of the Rio de Janeiro Challenger, against Brazilian Mateus Alves (606th) and then fell in the semifinals against Spanish Nicolás Álvarez Varona (371 °). Thus, There are no Argentines left in the tournament and there will be no absolute record for Challenger titles.

Kicker recovered against the local Alves and defeated him 3-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-4. On the same day he had to play in the semifinals and was widely surpassed by Álvarez Varona, who won 6-2 and 7-5.

In this way, the great Argentine 2021 in Challengers closed with 20 titles, equaling the own brand of 2007 and 2016, and that of France in 2005.