Francisco Cerúndolo advanced to the round of 16 at the Miami Open; Báez and Etcheverry, eliminated

Francisco Cerundolo advanced this Saturday to the round of 16 of the Masters 1000 de Miami after beating the American Aleksandar Kovacevic, number 102 in the world, by 6-4 and 6-4. Cerúndolo, a semifinalist last year in Miami, needed one hour and 23 minutes to defeat a Kovacevic who reached the second round as a lucky loser.

On the other hand, Sebastian Baez (33rd) lost 7-6 (2) and 6-3 against Christian Garin (82°), while Thomas Etcheverry (73rd) fell 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3 against Karen Khachanov (16°).

The best Argentine tennis player today, number 31 in the world ranking, will face off against the Canadian in the round of 16 Félix Auger-Aliassime (6th), who beat Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (81st) 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (8).

The bad news of the day was given by Báez and Etcheverry. Despite the fact that he had his chances, Seba could not overcome the Chilean Garín. Tomy, who had a difficult time against the world number 16, put up a fight and took the match to a third set, but the Russian ended up winning.


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