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Argentina Open: Cachín won and reached the round of 16

Argentina Open: Cachín won and reached the round of 16

Pedro Cachin He was very solid to carry out a difficult game and settled in the round of 16 of the Argentina Open, after winning this Tuesday in the initial round over the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro by 7-6 (7-2) and 6-4in what was his first win of the year.

Cachín, born in Bell VilleCordoba, and ranked 68 of the ATP world ranking, consummated his victory on Monteiro (78) on the central court of the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

the cordovan27 years old, will play his next match against the third seed, the Italian Lorenzo Musetti (20)who will enter the tournament directly in the round of 16 along with the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz (2), the British Cameron Norrie (12) and Diego Schwartzman (32), champion of the 2021 edition of the Buenos Aires ATP.

Cachín showed a much improved version, especially with its service, that blow was key to winning for the first time in Buenos Aires. In the first set, the Cordovan took a 3-1 lead with a break but immediately gave up his serve and then the Brazilian kept his, thus tied 3-3.

The Argentine leaned on his first serve, very powerful and angledthat allowed him to have control of his points and the definition of the partial stretched to the tie break, where he was firm with his service and got it right a couple of good returns that allowed him to go ahead 5-1 to then close 7-2.

With the spirit through the clouds, Cachín came out to play the second set with decision and the tactic of throwing deep and heavy balls to control the Brazilianespecially to his forehands.

The match was even until the Cordovan adjusted his return and broke at love to go ahead 5-4, then He served again perfectly to close 6-4 and celebrate with a clenched fist.

“My next rival will be Musetti and I throw all the pressure on him, because He is the favorite and he will have to beat me. I’m leaving with very good feelings on the pitch”, Cachín anticipated his next rival, a 20-year-old tennis player considered a true promise and future “top ten” that he did not face before.

The opening day of the 23rd edition of the Argentina Open began with a duel between Spanish tennis players from which the rival for Schwartzman emerged, who will debut in the round of 16.

The rival of the “Little” will be the Spanish Bernabe Zapata (74)who he beat his compatriot Pedro Martínez (73) 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4 in the match that opened the tournament that takes place on the stage located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo and will distribute prizes for $711,600.

The 30-year-old “Peque” will play for the first time in his career against Zapata with the mission of advancing to the quarterfinals at the beginning of the year without good results: In fact, he comes from losing his debuts in Auckland and Córdoba, both times in the round of 16, and had reached the second round at the Australian Open.

Schwartzman conquered the 2021 edition of the Argentina Open, while reaching the final twice: in 2019 when he lost to the Italian Marco Cecchinato and last year when he lost to the Norwegian Casper Ruud.

The “little”, 32 in the ranking ATP World Cup, This week he gave up the number one in Argentine tennis at the hands of Francisco Cerúndolo, lying in the locker 30.

On court number 2 there was action in doubles and “Little” Schwartzman along with his friend the austrian Dominic Thiem fell in straight sets against Facundo Bagnis and Sebastián Baéz 7-5, 6-4.

Báez showed up to play a couple of hours after arriving from Córdoba, where this Sunday got the second title of his career after beating Federico Coria 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 in the Cordovan ATP final.

The Argentine Openwhich already has two Argentines in the round of 16, the aforementioned Cachín and Schwartzman, will continue this Tuesday with the presentation of six other national rackets: Báez, Francisco Cerúndolo, Federico Coria, Tomás Martín Etcheverry, Camilo Ugo Carabelli and Facundo Díaz Acosta, who will try to overcome the initial round.

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