The Argentine has made a great comeback and takes the title. Juan Manuel Cerúndolo went from less to more and defeated Murkel Dellien, who had a great week (4-6, 6-4, 6-2). Sixth title on the Challenger circuit for this Argentinian player.
Final in the series Tiger Challenger 1 had a local role. The first seed, John Manuel definitely they had reached the finals after sweeping their first four matches. face a Murkel Dellien that he arrived with a great week and a lot of confidence, because in the semifinals he came to support Villanueva with donuts. It was the first clash between the two and only one of them could be the champion.
Juanma Cerúndolo starts in the best way
The game was very demanding from the beginning, with long exchanges and beautiful points. Dellien did better and quickly got to 2-0, but Juanma reacted and returned the same part, making the tables 2-2. From that moment on, the Bolivian looked to be calm, taking the initiative in the box and troubling Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, who suffered some turnovers. After 5-4, Dellien was left to take the first sleeve. 15-40 became the first two options and the second one was the right one to stay closer to victory.
In the second set, Dellien was still ahead of the scoreboard and was ringing the alarm bells for Cerúndolo. Encouraged by his supporters, the Argentinian managed to get a very important break in the fifth game which, when confirmed, gave him a 4-2 advantage. Although the left continued to suffer, it was was able to force a final set 6-4.
Juan Manuel Cerúndolo arrived physically and mentally much better in the last set and managed to score important points, and he was able to leave the score at 4-0. Dellien didn’t give up and kept fighting, but could only win two games and end up tied. It was Juan Manuel Cerúndolo, who ended up raising his hand 6-2 and winning the Challenger title again start the 2023 season in style.