The Spanish Albert ramos achieved a resounding triumph over Diego schwartzman and he avoided an Argentine full in the semifinals of the ATP 250 in Córdoba (Argentina), which is played on clay.
Albert ramos, number 47 in the world, won the seventh victory in 40 matches against tennis players from the top ten in the ranking by beating Diego schwartzman, number 9 in the ATP ranking and top favorite of the tournament, by 6-1, 4-6 and 6-3 in two hours and 30 minutes of play.
The Catalan also broke the negative series before Schwartzman with whom he had five defeats in the same number of clashes prior to this triumph in the last turn of the quarterfinal day of the Cordoba contest.
His rival will also be the Argentine Facundo Bagnis (130), who one day before his 31st birthday reached his first semifinal on the circuit after easily defeating the Slovak 6-1 and 6-2 Jozef Kovalik (128) in just one hour and 10 minutes of play.
The other semifinal will be between locals, since Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (335), aged 19 years and three months, became the youngest Argentine to reach a semi-final at an ATP tournament since Juan Martin del Potro He did it in Adelaide in 2007 at 18 years and four months.
To access the semifinals, the youngest of the siblings Cerúndolo He was imposed on the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (74) by 6-2, 2-6 and 6-3 in a marathon match of two hours and 16 minutes.
The other Argentine who reached the semifinals was Federico Coria (95), who also got into the top four after achieving a great 6-3, 6-2 win against the French Benoit paire (29) in one hour and 16 minutes of play.
The 28-year-old tennis player born in Rosario, in this way, repeated a victory against an opponent who had won in the second round of Roland Garros last year in four sets.
The Argentinian Guido pella (45) was low at the last minute due to coronavirus, which will also leave him unable to participate next week in the Argentina Open at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.
The Cordovan contest is played on clay and will provide 250 points for the winner, 150 for the finalist, 90 for the semifinalists, 45 for the quarterfinalists, and 20 for those who reach the second round.
This Argentine tournament will distribute $ 325,270, almost half of the last edition.