Argentine tennis player Tomás Etcheverry defeated Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 after 2h33 minutes of play in the first round of the Argentine Open. The 82nd in the world ranking will face either Facundo Diaz Acosta or Cameron Norrie.
Thomas Etcheverry He lives his first big experiences in big tournaments and gets positive results. Last season he had incredible results: he played in 5 finals, of which he became champion once (Challenger de Concepción) and was eliminated four times (México, Perugia, Lima 2 and Montevideo). In addition, he reached the semi-finals Santiago, Pereira, Lima 1 and Santo Domingo. At the ATP level, he finished eighth Cordoba, San Diego and Tel Aviv. His 2023 season began in Oceania, where he passed his qualifiers Adelaide and won his debut in Australia. It comes from an early farewell in the year Cordoba open. In Buenos Aires exceeded Hugo Dellien.
Roberto Carballes Baena He is one of the biggest fighters on the circuit who has no problem putting on the overalls to give his all in every game. Last season he became the champion Challengers from Tunis and Sevillewhen he played in the final Gran Canaria and Amersfoort. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Madrid and quarterfinals Marrakech, Umag and Florence. His 2023 began in the second round Red ink and the first round in Australian Open and Cordoba. In Buenos Aires defeated Albert Ramos VIñolas.
Etcheverry returns and advances
Tomás Etcheverry and Roberto Carballés Baena They met in the first round Argentina Open.
In the first set, the Spaniard played very stable, accurate tennis, brought a lot of balls and demanded his opponent. After a start where both held and reached the eighth game level, Roberto found the aggressiveness, moved the Argentine and broke his serve. Serving for the set, he escaped 30-30 to go ahead 6-4 in 59 minutes.
In the storm, Tomás managed to relax, relieved himself by hitting the ball and got two breaks in a row for a 4-0 lead. However, he earned free points on serve for 5-0. Despite Carballes making cuts and trying to come back, Etcheverry was thrown and bound 6-1 in 42 minutes.
Deep into the deciding set, the La Plata native continued to struggle with his shots, started winning a lot more long points and it showed in the result. After winning 4-1, all Retu needed was attitude and patience to finish the game. The Spaniard, who had a lot of authority, made 2-5 and passed the pressure from the other side. However, Etcheverry showed plenty of maturity to seal the win 4-6, 1-6, 6-2 tras 2h33m.