Hurkacz and Etcheverry are now in the Basel quarterfinals


The Argentinian Tomas Martín Etcheverry extended his good moment in the tournament ATP 500 Basel (Switzerland) and defeated the British veteran in the second round Andy Murraywho sold his loss dearly and managed to take the first set tightly 7-6 (5) but ended up losing to the world number 32 after a three hour and nine minute match.

The Argentine, who on his debut snapped a seven-match losing streak against players ranked among the top 50 in the ATP after defeating American Sebastian Korda, added his second victory on Swiss soil after of two consecutive tournaments without getting past the first round (Shanghai and Tokyo).

Despite falling in the tiebreak of the first set, Etcheverry reacted in the second, where he recovered his serve by saving five break points against him and taking advantage of one of the two the British gave him tennis player (6-3). In the third set the Argentine maintained his good level, and with 6-2 he sealed the victory that put him in the quarterfinals, a round he also reached. Hubert Hurkacz.

The Pole, recent champion of the Shanghai Masters 1,000, defeated the German in the round of 16 Jan-Lennard Struff by 6-1 and 6-4.

In the remaining matches, Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, current champion, has no rival in Swiss Leandro Riedi, 162 in the world, whom he defeated in the round of 32 by 6-3 and 6-2 while Casper Ruud suffered to defeat the Kazakh Alexander Bublik 7-6 (5) and 6-2.

The American also won this Wednesday Taylor Fritzthat the Australian Max Purcell, 41st in the ATP ranking, asked for the highest, in a match that ended in the first by a tight 7-6 (7) and 7-6 (4).

Source: La Verdad


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