Córdoba Open: Schwartzman lost and Coria and the Cerúndolo brothers advanced

The Argentines Federico Coria, Francisco and Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, the Portuguese Joao Sousa and the Bolivian Hugo Dellien, advanced this Thursday to the quarterfinals of the Córdoba Open, one of the two ATP 250 tournaments in Argentina, which distributes $642,735 in prizes. In the last match of the day, the youngest of the Cerúndolos surprised by beating the first favorite of the contest, Diego Schwartzman from Buenos Aires, in straight sets.

At the start of the day, Federico Coria (69) from Santa Fe defeated Italian Marco Cecchinato (95) 6-3, 3-1 and abandoned; and in the next instance he will face today at 2:30 p.m. against Francisco Cerúndolo (31), who late at night in the Cordoba capital came back from the last set 1-4 against his compatriot Federico Delbonis (131) and ended up beating him 6- 3, 3-6 and 7-5.

While the Portuguese Joao Sousa (84) won 7-5, 7-6 (6) against the Chilean Christian Garín (102), they will meet in the quarterfinals, in the match that will open the day at 12:30 p.m., with the Spanish Albert Ramos-Vinolas (37), winner in the duel with the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (89) by 6-4, 2-6 and 6-2.

The one who could not make it to the quarterfinals was Guido Pella (75), from Bahia, who fell against Bolivian Hugo Dellien (138) 6-3, 6-4, who in the next round will face Juan Manuel Cerúndolo. (114) –not before 5:50 p.m.–, winner against Peque Schwartzman (28) by 7-6 (6) and 6-1.

On Wednesday, Sebastián Báez (47) and the Chilean Tomás Barrios Vera (212) had already obtained their ticket, who will meet each other this Friday, around 4:30 p.m., in search of one of the four tickets to the semifinals.

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