Cerúndolo Delbonis Atp Córdoba

Cerúndolo fights a spiritual battle against the Delbonis in Córdoba

Argentine tennis player Francisco Cerúndolo defeated his compatriot Federico Delbonis 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 after 2h25 minutes of play in the second round of the ATP 250 series in Córdoba. The 31st ranked in the world will face Federico Coria in the quarterfinals.

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Francisco Cerundolo He left behind a great 2022, where he showed his best tennis, won titles, but in the second half he added several losses. Last season he became the series champion Bastad’s ATP 250 and Santa Cruz challenger. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Miami Open and ATP 500 from Rio de Janeiro and Hamburg. Among other results, he reached the quarterfinals Gijon and Concepcion. His 2023 began in the third round Australia.

Federico Delbonis He is going through a very bad time, with several losses in the first rounds and without being able to hold his head up. Azuleño left behind 2022, where his only great results were the semi-finals Buenos Aires ATP 250. But he lost in 15 tournament debuts (either in the first round or in the second round). His year 2023 started with a loss Challenger de Canberra there quality Australiaand make rooms inside Understanding. In Córdobaexceeded Mariano Navone and Thiago Tirante where yes Alejandro Tabilo in the main series.

Cerúndolo takes it forward

Francisco Cerundolo and Federico Delbonis They met in the second round Cordoba ATP 250.

A break on both sides at the start of the match put the sixth game in jeopardy. But then the older brother took the initiative, created gaps on the right and got a break. After consolidating, Cerúndolo took advantage of Delbonis’ mistakes to position himself 6-3 in 45 minutes.

Errors at one and the other allowed a break from each again to set the numbers at 3-3. As in the first set, but with a different protagonist, Delbonis gained some precision, encouraged himself with a great forehand and was solid from serve to finish. 6-3 in 39 minutes.

However, Federico remained calm, he gradually released the tension and reflected it in the result. Azuleño took a big 4-1 advantage and almost put their victory on track in a very wrong match for both. However, Delbonis served 5-4, escaped from 0-40, had match point, double-faulted and Francisco recovered. Having won the mental battle, the world 31 once again broke for serve. With a lot of pressure, nerves and excitement, Cerúndolo sealed his sixth game point 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 after 2h32min.

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