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Bautista Torres, champion of his first Challenger

Baptist Torres (291st) closed the best week of his career. The Argentine, with only 20 years and three months, first conquered a Challenger (Troyes, France) after beating Benjamin Hassan | (322nd) 7-6 (2), 6-2. With this result, he rose 52 positions and, as of Monday, will be the new 239th in the world (his best historical ranking).

Torres played a fantastic tournament from start to finish, dropping only one set across all matches and, on his way to the title, he took down: Maxime Janvier (296th), Lorenzo Giustino (275th), Calvin Hemery (316th), Thiago Tirante (194th) and the aforementioned Hassan.

There are even more reasons to celebrate. He is the first South American in his category (2002) to win a tournament of this magnitude. In addition, he has already climbed more than 200 places this season and, in view of the Next-Gen Masters, he is in the 14th position.

Argentine tennis adds a new name to its list of award-winning tennis players in the season at the Challenger level: Santiago Rodriguez Taverna, Francisco Cerundolo, Thomas Etcheverry, Facundo Bagnis, Pedro Cachin (twice), Camilo Ugo Carabelli, Facundo Diaz Acosta, Francisco Comesaña (twice), Federico Coria, Facundo Mena and the debut of Bautista Torres.

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