Argentinian tennis has a bright future ahead of it.
While Diego Schwartzman has been the main spearhead of this Argentine nation for a few years, especially after the injuries and official retirement of Juan Martin Del Potro, the current 14e world player is no longer alone.
Sebastien Baez (34e20 years old) and Francisco Cerundolo (39e23) both qualified for Bastad’s ATP 250 Final after respective victories over the tournament’s number two and five seeds Andrey Rublev (6–2, 6–4) and Pablo Carreno Busta (6–3, 6–2).
Two victories smoothly granted by two young players who are progressing day by day. We remember in particular the surprise and impressive career of Cerundolo on the Miami Masters 1000 (only beaten by Casper Ruud in the semi-final) and the first career title gleaned by Baez last April in Estoril (faller of Tiafoe in the final).
If Cerundolo will leave slightly favorite of the meeting this Sunday due to his current level of play and his devastating forehand, he will therefore have to leave “his life” on the court against one of the fastest and most combative players on the circuit. Moreover, the size and the grinta of Baez are reminiscent of a certain Diego…
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 4:52 PM