Argentina double blow in Sweden: Báez beat Thiem and Francisco Cerúndolo beat Karatsev to advance to the semi-finals

* Francisco Cerúndolo is in the semi-finals in Sweden

It was a beautiful day for Argentinian tennis players in Sweden. Francois Cerundolo there Sebastien Baez managed to impose themselves with hierarchy in their respective matches and qualified for the semi-finals of the Bastad ATP 250where they could be rivals this Sunday for the league title if they get one more win apiece.

Cerundolo takes the first step by imposing 7-5 and 6-1 in the quarter-finals against the Russian Aslan Karatsev and will meet the Spaniards in the semi-finals Pablo Carreno Bustaexecutioner on this day of Diego Schwartzmananother of the Argentinians who was in contention in this tournament on clay.

The tennis player 23 year old needed 1.5 hours in the first quarter of the day to dismiss a rival who is installed in the 40th place in the ATP rankingbut who became 14 in the world at the start of this season and who signed his name in the big world of the circuit when he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2021.

Cerundolo not only was he in the top four of the contest, but he was also able to ratify what he had done in the day before Norwegian Casper Ruuddefender of the title in Sweden and number 5 in the world ranking. Located at 39° place in the ATP ladder, Francisco is the third best Argentine today behind the little Schwartzman (14°) and Sebastien Baez (34°).

just, Baez He wins a ticket for the semi-finals with an important victory against a prestigious racket like that of the Austrian Dominique Thiem. the player of 21 years oldwho knew how to be number 1 during his stage in the junior circuit, had to work a little more to get his ticket for the next stage but he did it by winning by 6-2, 6-7 and 6-4 who was champion of the US Open in 2020.

* Victory of Sebastián Báez against Dominic Thiem

Who could not access the next instance on Swedish territory was the little Schwartzman. The Spaniard pablo Carreno Busta he showed no mercy against the top-ranked Argentine and won 6-1 and 6-0 in just one hour of play. Now we have to measure it Francois Cerundolowho is living the best moment of his career and will seek to confirm it with the qualification for the second final of his professional careerconsidering he already had the chance to win a title at the 2021 Argentina Open but it was beaten by Schwartzman in defining. During, Sebastien Baez will face in semi finals to Russian Andrei Rublevwho won in the last round of matches against the Serb Laslo Djere for 7-5 there 6-4.

The Bastad ATP is one of the places where the Argentines usually sign good performances with the two titles of Mariano Zabaleta (2003 and 2004) and the coronation of Charles Berlocq in 2013. The last two editions that took place (2019 and 2021 since it was stopped in 2020 due to the pandemic) there were finalists albicelestes: Juan Ignacio Londero fell to the Chilean Nicolás Jarry and Federico Coria he lost to the aforementioned Ruud.

* Schwartzman was beaten by Pablo Carreno Busta


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