Cameron Norrie easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rio de Janeiro Open


The British Cameron Norrie and the Argentine Sebastian Baez advanced without much difficulty to the quarterfinals of Rio de Janeiro Openafter eliminating the Chilean Tomás Barrios and the Argentine Facundo Díaz Acosta, respectively, on Thursday.

Norrie, defending champion and 23rd in the ATP rankingspass the roller and Barrios lost double 6-1 in just one hour.

In the quarterfinals he will face one of the surprises of the tournament, the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wildthat the Spaniards Jaume Munar lost by 6-2, 4-6 and 6-3 in a match that was delayed on Wednesday by a strong storm that forced a postponement to Thursday.

Towards It’s been seven years since a Brazilian reached the quarterfinals of the Rio Openthe only ATP 500 in South America.

“It’s always difficult to play a match that lasts two days. Yesterday I started well, I was relaxed and he was more tense. Today was the opposite. He started better and I was a little nervous, but I got back to the same rhythm as yesterday and now for the first time I’m in the quarterfinals of an ATP 500,” declared Wild.

In the rivalry between the Argentines, Bazfifth seed, eliminated Facundo Díaz Acostathat comes from win the Buenos Aires Open title against all oddsin two sets (7-6 (1) and 6-3).

Báez insisted on his favoritism, despite the fact that his compatriot served better and managed to save up to seven of the nine breaking balls he faced.

Three Argentine tennis players and three Brazilians They won the quarterfinals of the Rio de Janeiro Open

The last to qualify for the quarterfinals was Argentina Mariano Navonewhich easily beat the German Yannick Hanfmann by 6-1 and 6-2, and the Brazilian João Fonsecawhich brought the Chilean down Cristian Garin by a double 6-4, pushed by a goal-oriented public.

The two now face each other in the penultimate instance of the contest.

The Brazilian too Thiago Monteiro he defeated his countryman Felipe Meligeni in two sets (7-5 ​​​​and 6-3) and will look for a place in the semifinals against the Argentine Sebastian Baezfifth favorite in the Rio tournament.

For his part, Lajovic defeated fellow Serbian Laslo Djere 6-2 and 7-5 and will face Argentine Francisco Cerúndolo in the quarterfinals, fourth seed and left Spaniard Albert Ramos.

The Rio de Janeiro Open It has lost the first seed with the farewell of the Spaniard Carlos Alcarazworld number two and had to withdraw from his first match against Brazilian Thiago Monteiro after twisting his ankle early in the match.

Now the top favorite to win the Brazilian tournament is Norrie, who won last year’s edition after beating Alcaraz in the final.

The tenth edition of the Rio Open runs until Sunday on the clay court of the Brazilian Jockey Club and awards the prize of $392,775 to the winner.

Open Rio de Janeiro ATP 500


Sebastian Baez (ARG/N.5) – Facundo Diaz (ARG) 7-6 (7/1), 6-3

Dusan Lajovic (SRB) – Laslo Djere (SRB/ N.6) 6-2, 7-5

Cameron Norrie (GBR/N.2) – Marcelo Barrios (CHI) 6-1, 6-1

Joao Fonseca (BRA) – Christian Garin (CHI) 6-4, 6-4

Mariano Navone (ARG) – Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 6-1, 6-2

Thiago Wild (BRA) – Jaume Munar (ESP) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

Source: La Verdad


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