Monteiro launches bid for Buenos Aires Challenger title


BUENOS AIRES / STARNBERG, October 20, 2021

The Circuit Challenger DOVE MEN + CARE in South America continues this week at the Racket Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The top two seeds of the $ 52,080 ATP Challenger 80 tournament advanced to the second round on Tuesday.

Seed n ° 1 Thiago Monteiro fought in front of Argentina Hernan Casanova 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-2. Brazil’s world number 92, who won his sixth ATP Challenger Tour trophy at the Braga Open in Portugal last month, took 53% of total points played to secure victory in two hours and 37 minutes. Monteiro will then face Nicolas kicker from Argentina, who also had to go the distance against Nicolas alvarez from Peru, winning 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 Monday.

In the bottom half of the draw, home favorite and No. 102 worldwide Juan Manuel Cerundolo beat his compatriot Guido Andreozzi 6-4, 6-2. The No.2 seed capitalized on six of his nine break point chances after one hour and 23 minutes. The next step for Cerundolo will be Andrea Collarini, who fought against his Argentinian compatriot Genaro Alberto Olivieri 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. The meeting lasted two hours and 37 minutes.

Juan Manuel’s older brother Francisco cerundolo also reserved his place in the second round, rallying Camilo Ugo Carabelli of Argentina 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 after two hours and 13 minutes. The seeded n ° 3 will then face another Argentinian, Juan Pablo Ficovich, who overcame Nikolas Sánchez Izquierdo of Spain 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6).

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