The good news continues for Argentine tennis in the Blumenau Challenger, which takes place in Brazil on clay and distributes 37.5 thousand dollars in prizes.
This time, two other albicelestes joined the quarterfinals to secure six in that instance, three in the semifinals and at least one in the final.
In the first shift this Thursday, the one who celebrated was Facundo Diaz Acosta (303rd). The Olympic champion in Buenos Aires 2018 in doubles (and finalist in singles), and who was a finalist in the Tigre Challenger over the weekend, now defeated the local Pedro Sakamoto (368th) 6-4 and 6-3. In this way, he made sure to be Top 300 ATP for the first time since next Monday.
His rival on Friday will be his compatriot Juan Bautista Torres (473°) who recovered from the Spanish José Vidal (445th) to beat him 4-6, 6-4 and 6-3.
In this way, and after a very positive Wednesday, there will be six Argentines in the quarterfinals, three in the semifinals and at least one in the final.
By last, the American Nicolás Moreno De Alboran (348th) starred in the surprise of the day and eliminated the Spanish Fernando Verdasco (170th and top favorite of the contest) by 7-5 and 6-3. The Iberian will use his protected ranking to play the South American ATP tour on clay.