Francisco Cerundolocurrent number one in Argentine tennis, advanced this Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Lyon French ATP after beating the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas 6-2 and abandoning, while his compatriots Sebastián Báez and Pedro Cachín they settled into the round of 16.
As before the start of Roland Garros, Fran Cerúndolo (28th) He made his direct debut in the round of 16 and comfortably beat Varillas (97th) in half an hour until the Peruvian, physically diminished, He left the match so as not to exacerbate the injury further and given the proximity of the second Grand Slam of the season, whose main draw will start next Monday.
Cerúndolo’s rival in the quarterfinals it will be Englishman Jack Draper (60th), who gave the note and eliminated the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (36th) 6-4 and 7-5. They will play on Thursday with a schedule to be defined.
Báez (44th), for his part, defeated Hungarian Marton Fucsovics (80th) 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the initial round. after two hours and four minutes, in a match that he had controlled when he won 5-4 in the second set and it was difficult for him to close it, something he only achieved in the tie break.
The 22-year-old from Buenos Aires, champion in the ATP of Córdoba last February, will play on Wednesday -time to be defined- for the round of 16 against Pedro Cachín from Cordoba (63rd)who later beat the experienced Frenchman Gael Monfils (386th) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 after one hour and 50 minutes of play.
Báez already beat Cachín this year at the Portuguese ATP in Estoril, and had also beaten him at the Challengers in Prague 2020 and Buenos Aires 2021.
Lyon’s ATP 250 is played on brick dustwill distribute prizes for 630,705 euros, and has the Canadian as the best seed Felix Auger Aliassime (10th). Behind him appears the South African nationalized British Cameron Norrie (14th), who also defends the title. Both will debut this Wednesday for the round of 16, the North American against the Spanish Pablo Llamas Ruiz (240th) and the European against the Belgian David Goffin (113th).