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Francisco Cerúndolo is back: he swept Ramos Viñolas and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro

2024-02-22T00:51:17.524Z

Highlights: Francisco Cerúndolo advances to the quarterfinals of the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina's number 1 tennis player is slowly rediscovering his game after a difficult start to 2024. The bad news of the day was the early elimination of Horacio Zeballos in the doubles draw. At the bottom of the table, the 17-year-old Brazilian Joao Fonseca got the first ATP victory of his career and became the first player born in 2006 to win on the big tennis circuit.


Argentina's number 1 tennis player is slowly rediscovering his game after a difficult start to 2024. The bad news of the day was the early elimination of Horacio Zeballos in the doubles draw.


Francisco Cerúndolo is back.

The tennis player

number one in Argentina started the year with very bad feelings, achieving just two victories against players ranked outside the top 250 in the world, but now he seems to be back at his best level and is advancing steadily at the

ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro.

After a hard-fought debut against

Francisco Comesaña

(119th), he decisively beat Spaniard

Albert Ramos Vinolas

(96th) 6-2 and 6-1 in one hour and 21 minutes of play and qualified for the quarterfinals. .

His rival will be Serbian, whoever wins the duel between

Laslo Djere

and

Dusan Lajovic

.

Then, in the event of a new victory, Fran could meet in the semifinals with

Sebastián Báez

or

Facundo Díaz Acosta,

recent champion of the Argentina Open, who will face each other this Thursday.

Locals Thiago Monteiro, favored by Carlos Alcaraz's injury, or Felipe Meligeni Alves could also appear on their way to the final.

Just to the quarters!

We continue step by step.

See you on Friday 🫡💪 https://t.co/Xd7caFDjVU

— Francisco Cerúndolo (@FranCerundolo) February 21, 2024

At the bottom of the table, meanwhile, the big surprise of the day came from the 17-year-old Brazilian

Joao Fonseca,

who eliminated the Frenchman Arthur Fils (36th in the world) 6-0 and 6-4, getting the first ATP victory of his career and became the first player born in 2006 to win a match on the big tennis circuit.

His next opponent could be another who has just debuted with a victory in the elite, the Argentine

Mariano Navone

who defeated Federico Coria in the first round and on Monday will appear in the Top 100 for the first time in his career.

Navone, 22, will also face the German Yannick Hanfmann this Thursday and if he wins he will face Fonseca on Friday.

The negative note of the day was given by

Horacio Zeballos

and Marcel Granollers, who in a replay of last Sunday's final at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis fell to the Italians Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in the

super tiebreak

and were eliminated early.

For their part,

Machi González and Andrés Molteni,

the defending doubles champions, will close this Wednesday's action on court 2 to make their debut against the Brazilians Thiago Seyboth Wild and Fernando Romboli.

Source: clarin

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