Cristian Garín reached the semifinals of the ATP Challenger in Nouméa by defeating Facundo Díaz Acosta 7-5, 7-5 in over two hours.
In the semifinals, the only two Latino tennis players left in the top eight of the draw met each other starting at 18:30 in the city of Nueva Caledonia. The main seed Cristian Garin had imposed himself in his two games with the authority and the Argentines Facundo Diaz Acosta He was also able to go on without dropping a set against Walkin and Riccardo Bonadio. The Chilean had planned to travel to Auckland to be in the previous stage of the ATP 250 series, but we will see what his decision is after adding days. The Argentinian, on the other hand, was looking for confidence in Noumea for the qualifying stage of the Australian Open.
a very combative duel
The two tennis players started their serve very well and went tight in their turn. The real controversy started in the sixth game, where Facundo made it 4-2. He came to be able to serve in a partial set and get balls to close it out. However, Cristian prevented this situation. The duo offered a fight on harder points and where the Chilean knew how to face a greater achievement. He followed on the break to be the one to bid the set this time. Garin if he could pull it off even suffering when you had to pick up a basketball. An hour later, 7-5 was a fact, one of the venues in Noumea.
He felt at the meeting that the main seed had better guarantees. He was placed very early on the break and also right away he was going to enjoy a break ball almost to end the encounter. Díaz Acosta is known for his struggle, which he usually offers in addition to his gift to make his ideas come true. broken and then came his time but the Chilean would save the moment and that the duel would not take on dramatic tones in so few minutes. That is why they maintained equality.
In the eleventh game, the Chilean continued to fight to get a reward for the pass. The Argentinian could invest 15-30, but for the service Garín achieved his first match point and reached the semi-finals at the Challenger in Noumea against Díaz Acosta.