Francisco Cerúndolo advanced this Monday to the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 tennis of Miami, when winning with a superb performance Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2, 7-5.
The eldest of the Cerúndolo brothersborn in the City of Buenos Aires and located in the position 31 of the ATP world rankinghe beat Auger-Aliassime after 1 hour and 43 minutes of play.
With an aggressive, precise and authoritative game, “Fran” Cerúndolo built the best performance of the year and, in addition, he was able to beat the Canadian for the first time in his careerin the third meeting between the two.
The two previous parties had been in the hands of Auger-Aliassime, both this year, the first at the Australian Open last January; and the second in the Indian Wells Masters 1000, just a couple of weeks ago, also in the United States.
Cerúndolo had appeared in the Miami tournament last Saturday for the second round with a victory against the American Aleksandar Kovacevic (102) by 6-4 and 6-4.
in the eighth finally, the tennis player from Buenos Aires will face the winner of the match between the American Frances Tiafoe (18) and the Italian Lorenzo Sonego (59).
Cerúndolo defends in this Miami Masters 1000 the points achieved in the semifinals last year, when he fell in that instance against the Norwegian Casper Ruud (4).
The Miami tournament, which is played on cement courtswill distribute more than 10 million dollars in prizes and has as the top favorite the number 1 in the world, the Spanish Carlos Alcarazwho comes from eliminating Facundo Bagnis from Santa Fe (100) and last Sunday defeated Serbian Dusan Lajovic (76) in the third round.