The Argentine tennis player Pedro Cachin his time at the Roland Garros individual tournament ended this Thursday when he was knocked out by the Croatian Born Coric in five sets, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6 and 6-3 and 6-4. In this way, there will be no Argentine duel in the third round despite the classification of Tomás Etcheverry of La Plata.
Always supported by Argentinean fans, the world number 64 has put up a tenacious resistance to his rival, the highest in the rankings and who is trying to return to the forefront of world tennis after a shoulder injury that prevented him from playing for a year full until March 2022.
The match it lasted 4 hours and 23 minutes, and one of the keys was in the almost eternal ninth game of the fourth set, which had a break point and four set points for the Croatian, who finally managed to score game and sleeve. In the fifth, meanwhile, Cachín had a 3-1 lead and a chance to make it 4-2 but ended up losing 6-4.
The match on court 6 was marked by the strong groundstrokes that both players traded for a good part of their development, sometimes with long two-handed backhand exchanges.
The good news for Cachín, who failed to improve on what he did in 2022 (when he was eliminated in the second round by the Frenchman Hugo Gastón) is that he will continue in Paris as he continues in the doubles tournament, in which he qualified to the second round together with the Chinese Yibing Wu.
Coric, for his part, will face another Argentinian on Saturday, the aforementioned Etcheverry, who gave a surprise by eliminating the Australian Alex de Minaur in three sets.
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