Argentine hat-trick at the ATP 250 in Lyon: Francisco Cerúndolo, Sebastián Báez and Pedro Cachín win

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There was an Argentine hat-trick this Tuesday at the ATP 250 in Lyon. The thing is Francis Cerundolo got into the quarterfinals after Juan Pablo Varillas. a little earlier Sebastian Baez he settled into the round of 16 after batting solidly Marton Fucsovics. and shortly after Pedro Cachin ​completed the perfect combination after leaving the local expert on the road Gaël Monfilseven in a first-round duel.

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closing it, who sits 28th in the ATP Rankings and had the first round open, beat Varillas (97) 6-2 and retired. The porteño had just 35 minutes on the pitch against the Peruvian, who had just eliminated the Catalan in the opening round Alberto Ramos (66) for 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and 6-4. Wait now, for a place in the semifinals, for the winner of the clash between the American Jack Drapper and Serbian Miomir Kekmanovic.

Before baez (44) had qualified for the round of 16 after overcoming the always complicated Fucsovics (80) of 6-4 and 7-6 (7-5). It took him two hours and four minutes to defeat the Hungarian in a match he controlled by winning 5-4 in the second set and it was difficult for him to close it, which he only achieved in the tie break.

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The Argentine, 22 years old and ATP champion in Córdoba last February, will play in the round of 16 against cachin (63), who ran from behind to overtake Monfils (386) for 2-6, 6-3 and 6-4. The 36-year-old Frenchman had come to the tournament by invitation.

The only Argentine eliminated in this match serving as Roland Garros preparation was Diego Schwartzman, who added his fifth consecutive defeat and said goodbye to American Brandon Nakashima.

The Lyon tournament is played on a brick dust surface, will hand out prizes of 630,705 euros and has the Canadian as a favorite for the title Felix Auger Aliassime (10). The reigning champion is the Briton Cameron Norie (14), who will make his direct debut in the round of 16 against the Belgian David Goffin (113).

Defeat of Pella at Geneva

Guido Pelle He was eliminated from Switzerland’s ATP in Geneva after losing to Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 6-4, 7-5 in the opening round on Tuesday.

Pella, born in Bahía Blanca and number 421 in the ATP world rankings, lost narrowly against Ivashka (86) after an hour and a half of play.

Guido Pella could not with Ilya Ivashka.  Photo: EFE

Guido Pella could not with Ilya Ivashka. Photo: EFE

The Belarusian will play his next match against Frenchman Adrián Mannarino (47), who beat Serbian Filip Krajinovic (92) 7-5, 6-1.

The ATP in Geneva, which is played on a brick dust surface and will distribute prizes of 630,705 euros, has the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4), champion of the last two editions in 2021 and 2022, as the favorite for the title.

Source: Clarin

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