Federico Coria won the third ATP Challenger Tour title of his career this Sunday by crowning the Aberto da República in Brasilia, beating Spaniard Jaume Munar 7-5, 6-3. The player from Rosario, at 29 years old, continues to show an infinite hunger to show his sports talent on the circuit.
The Rosario completed an exceptional week on the Brazilian clay, reaching the cup without giving up a single sleeve in the entire tournament. Coria won all three tiebreaks on his way to the trophy and showed his strength by saving a team full of high-quality rivals, including his compatriots Juan Ignacio Londero and Francisco Cerúndolo.
This is his second ATP Challenger Tour trophy of the 2021 season after the one won on the brick dust of Prostejov (Czech Republic) in June. It is the first time that Coria has achieved multiple Challenger titles in the same season, a course in which he also signed the finals in Milan and Salzburg-Anif.
Brasilia’s title allows Coria to climb six spots in the FedEx ATP Rankings, going from No. 69 to No. 63 in the world this Monday. The Argentine has placed himself just two steps away from his best historical position (No. 61 in August 2021).
The Argentine continues to round out a season in which he reached his first ATP Tour final in Bastad (l. To Ruud) and in which he has established himself in the world Top 100, a status he has maintained without exception since he broke in in September 2020.
This victory places Argentina as the country with the most individual ATP Challenger Tour titles (19) conquered in the 2021 season. The Albicelestes triumphs are signed by Sebastián Báez (6), Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (3), Federico Coria (2), Tomás Martín Etcheverry (2), Facundo Bagnis, Pedro Cachín, Facundo Mena, Thiago Tirante, Francisco Cerúndolo and Camilo Uno Carabelli (all with one).