The Blumenau Challenger, which takes place in Brazil on clay and distributes 37.5 thousand dollars in prizes, followed this Wednesday with six albiceleste wins (four are already in the quarterfinals and face each other) and a noisy debut: that of Ferdinand Verdasco.
The Spaniard had no problems making it through his debut: he beat local Eduardo Ribeiro 6-3, 6-2 (950th). His rival in the second round will now be the American Nicolás Moreno (348th). It should be remembered that the Iberian (today 170th ATP) will use his protected ranking to play the South American ATP tour on clay, of course.
John Paul Peace, 437th in the world, he was left with another battle. This time, the native of Quilmes defeated the American Noah Rubin in a tight 6-7 (6), 7-6 (1) and 6-3. His rival in the quarterfinals will be Gonzalo Villanueva who added another comeback to get into the quarterfinals. The man from Entre Ríos (419th) now defeated the Uruguayan, born in Argentina, Ignacio Carou (768th), 1-6, 6-1 and 6-2.
Genaro Oliveri, third seed and 309th ATP, had no problem defeating Colombian Cristian Rodríguez 6-2, 6-0. A second Argentine was assured in the quarterfinals because his next rival will be Facundo Juarez (379°) who beat the local Pedro Boscardin 6-3 and 6-0.
Finally, for the first round, Facundo Diaz Acosta (303rd), finalist last weekend in Tigre, now defeated French qualifier Quentin Folliot 6-3, 6-0. Y Juan Bautista Torres (473°) It was more than the local Orlando Luz (294th) and beat him 6-7 (5), 6-4 and 6-4.