ATP Challenger: all Argentine titles of 2021

The 2021 season of the ATP Challenger circuit had Argentine tennis as its main protagonist: there were 20 titles equaling the historical record achieved on two other occasions by Argentina (2007 and 2016) and by France in 2005.

Sebastián Báez, brand new Top 100 and Next Gen Finals semifinalist, won 6 Challenger titles in 2021. The first was in Concepción (Chile) on February 21: in the final he defeated Francisco Cerúndolo 6-3, 6-7 (5) and 7-6 (5). On March 21, in Santiago (Chile), he achieved the second by beating the local Barrios Vera by 6-3 and 7-6 (4). The third came in Zagreb (Croatia), on May 16 when he beat Varillas 3-6, 6-3 and 6-1. After three lost finals (Bratislava, Kiev and Santiago 2), he would win his fourth title of the season in Santiago 3, beating Meligeni 3-6, 7-6 (6) and 6-1 on October 17. The fifth title came in Buenos Aires, defeating Thiago Monteiro 6-4 and 6-0 (October 18) and, after the Next Gen Finals, he would close the season with the sixth cup in 2021, in Campinas and beating Monteiro again. , this time 6-1 and 6-4.

Juan Manuel Cerúndolo is the only one on this list with an ATP Tour title, after having won Córdoba coming from qualy. Rome 2, in May, was the first of its three 2021 Challenger titles. In that final, they beat the local Cobolli 6-2, 3-6 and 6-3. The Compu decided not to go to the US Open qualy and aim to score points in the European dust tour where it won two consecutive titles: Como (Italy, on 9/5) by beating local Moroni 7-5 and 7-6 (7), and Banka Luka (Bosnia-Herzegovina, 12/9), defeating Milojevic in the definition by 6-3 and 6-1. Those points ended up classifying him to the Next Gen Finals and putting him in the Top 100 at 19 years old.

Federico Coria, installed in the Top 100, Olympic in Tokyo and finalist in Bastad, also achieved two Challenger titles in 2021. They went to Prostejov, Czech Republic, when they beat the local Molcan on June 20 in the final by 7-6 (1) and 6-3; and in Brasilia, on November 28, by beating Jaume Munar by 7-5 and 6-3.

Tomás Etcheverry won his two 2021 titles in one month: in Perugia on July 11: he beat Sachko 7-5, 6-2. On August 1, he beat his compatriot Thiago Tirante 6-1 and 6-1 in the Trieste final.

In addition to the three of them, 7 players achieved a title in 2021:

-Facundo Bagnis had a great season in which he returned to the Top 100, Olympic in Tokyo, was a finalist for the ATP 250 in Santiago and also won a Challenger: It was in Salsburg, defeating Federico Coria in the final on July 11, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-2. A couple of months earlier, in Portugal, he had lost the final of Oeiras 3 to Carlos Alcaraz.

-Francisco Cerúndolo, finalist of the ATP 250 in Buenos Aires and Olympian in Tokyo, was champion in Cordeons (Italy): It occurred on August 8 when he beat his compatriot Tomás Etcheverry 6-1 and 6-2.

-Thiago Tirante was consecrated in Ambato (Ecuador) with a triumph against Juan Pablo Varillas by 7-5 and 7-5, on September 26. In addition, he was a finalist in Trieste.

-Camilo Ugo Carabelli had his moment of the year in Warsaw, when on September 29 he beat Nino Seradusic by 6-4 and 6-2. This year he reached the best ranking of his career: 202 °.

-Facundo Mena won the final in Quito, on September 19, to the Chilean Gonzalo Lama by 6-4 and 6-4. He also reached the final in Bogotá and was on the edge of the Top 200.

-Pedro Cachín won Oeiras 2 on April 11, by beating Nuno Borges in the final by 7-6 (4) and 7-6 (3).

-Juan Pablo Ficovich, who spent several months without competing after health complications due to the coronavirus, was the last Argentine to be consecrated in 2021: on December 5, he beat Italian Luciano Darderi 6-3, 7-5.