For the first round of the ATP 250 in Sydney, Sebastián Báez (21 years old, 95th) debuted with a victory in the Australian tournament. In 2 hours and 13 minutes, the native of San Martín defeated the local Christopher O’Connell (173rd).
In the first round, the Argentine was victorious 6-2 while in the second, it was the Australian who won it 6-1. In a match that had many ups and downs on both sides, the tiebreak in the third set was the one that ended up defining everything. There Báez won 7-6 (4).
With this triumph the Buenosairean obtained his second ATP victory (the previous one in 2021 against Corentin Moutet in Hamburg) and made sure to climb at least eight positions in the world ranking. In the next round he will face Italian Lorenzo Sonego (27th).