Báez Hijikata Indian Wells

Báez debuts and advances without breaking a sweat in Indian Wells

Argentine tennis player Sebastián Báez defeated Australian Rinky Hijikata 6-3, 6-1 after 1h05 minutes of play in the second round of Indian Wells. The world number 35 will meet American Taylor Fritz in the third round.

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Sebastian Baez He is coming off a strange season in which he won a championship and has a 17-game losing streak in his last 18 games. In 2022, he became the champion Estoril ATP 250. In addition, he played in the final ATP 250 of Santiago and Bastad. In addition to other results, he reached the quarterfinals in Córdoba and Lyon. Until the beginning of July, his form was great, but then he suffered from a serious lack of confidence, which led him to miss many consecutive games. This streak continued in 2023 when he was eliminated in the first round of the year Pune, Auckland and Australian Open. However, he broke it with the title Córdoba. Comes from a quick fall Buenos Aires and make rooms inside Río and the semi-finals in Santiago.

Rinky Hijikata He is going through his best moments, with his amazing youth and wants to get into the Top 100. Last season he became the series champion. Playford challenger. In addition, he took the title in the series ITF M25 de Bakersfield and Calabasasand played the final M25 from Santo Domingo and Columbus. He also reached the semi-finals Challengers of Morelos and Columbus 2. 2023 started that year Adelaide, surpassed the quality of the first edition and fell short in the second. After being eliminated in the second round Australian Open in singles he won the trophy in doubles with Jason Kubler. In the last weeks, he added to the continuous losses Delray Beach and inside CH of Rome and Waco. In Indian Wells eliminated Felipe Meligeni and Tenny Sandgren classify now Mikael Ymer in the first round.

Báez shows a remarkable level

Sebastian Baez and Rinky Hijikata they met in the second round Indian Wells.

The match started very comfortably for the Argentine, who executed every shot with precision and power to break twice from the start and put himself four games clear of his rival. Aussi then held her serve and got a break. However, Báez focused on sealing 6-3 in 36 minutes.

Sebastián, fired up, loose and taking advantage of the Australian’s every mistake, broke the match again and broke serve at the start of the second set. While Hijikata looked to recover by fighting for every point, Báez was absolutely dominant in dishing out a powerful sentence. 6-3, 6-1 after 1h06min.

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