The Challenger of Buenos Aires at the Argentine Tennis Club has its first Argentine qualified for the quarterfinals: Francisco Comesana. Yes, the same as the last weekend he became champion in Corrientes.
At the beginning of the fourth day of the contest organized by the Argentine Tennis Association, the 21-year-old from Mar del Plata became the first albiceleste to get into the top eight, beating his compatriot Juan Bautista Otegui 7-5 and 6- two.
Comesaña extended his winning streak to seven and, from the 239th position in the ATP ranking, he is getting closer to qualifying for the US Open.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian Felipe Meligeni Alves, second-seeded, also got into the top eight by easily beating local Matías Descotte 6-3, 6-2. Thus, the 214th in the world will seek his second semifinal in 2022 at this level.
The other two who advanced to the third round of the contest were the Brazilian Joao Reis Da Silvawho defeated the Ecuadorian Roberto Quiroz, seeded fifth, by 4-6, 6-1 and 6-2 and the Peruvian Arklon Huertas del Pinowho defeated his brother Conner 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 in a match that lasted almost two and a half hours.
This Thursday the singles quarterfinals will be completed with the participation of six Argentines who will go for more. Among them, Juan Pablo Ficovich, maximum favourite, and168º del ranking ATP.