The Spanish tennis player, Albert Ramos
Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (EFE) .- Albert Ramos achieved a resounding victory over Diego Schwartzman and avoided an Argentine full in the semifinals of the Cordoba Open ATP 250 in Argentina, which is played on clay.
Albert Ramos-Viñolas (47) achieved the seventh victory in 40 matches against tennis players from the top ten in the classification by beating Diego Schwartzman (9), the tournament’s top favorite, 6-1, 4-6 and 6-3 in two hours and 30 minutes of play.
The Catalan also broke the negative series against Schwartzman with whom you had five defeats in the same number of clashes prior to this triumph in the last turn of the quarterfinal day of the Cordovan contest.
His rival will be the Argentinean Facundo Bagnis (130), who a day before turning 31, reached his first semifinal on the circuit after easily defeating Slovak Jozef Kovalik (128) 6-1 and 6-2 in just one hour and 10 minutes of play.
The other semifinal will be between locals, since Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (335) with 19 years and three months became the youngest Argentine to reach an ATP semifinal since Juan Martín Del Potro acceded to this instance in Adelaide in 2007 with 18 years and four months.
To access this instance, the youngest of the Cerúndolo brothers won the South American duel against Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (74) by 6-2, 2-6 and 6-3 in a marathon duel of two hours and 16 minutes.
The remaining Argentine who reached the semifinals was Federico Coria (95), who also got into the top four of an ATP tournament, after achieving a great victory 6-3 and 6-2 against the French Benoit Paire (29) in a hour and 16 minutes of play.
The 28-year-old tennis player born in Rosario, in this way, repeated a victory against an opponent who had won in the second round of Roland Garros last year in four sets.
The Argentine Guido Pella (45) was out at the last minute due to coronavirus, which will also leave him without competition next week when the Argentina Open is played, at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.
The Cordoba contest is played on clay and will provide 250 points for the winner, 150 for the finalist, 90 for the semifinalists, 45 for the quarterfinalists, and 20 for those who reach the second round.
This Argentine tournament will distribute $ 325,270, almost half of the last edition.
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