Lajovic Cerúndolo Atp Santiago

Juanma Cerúndolo gives up in the fight against Lajovic

Dusan Lajovic defeats Argentina’s Juan Manuel Cerúndolo (6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (2)) in the ATP 250 second round duel in Santiago. The Serbian will compete with Francisco Cerúndolo or Tomás Etcheverry in the quarterfinals.

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An interesting duel between two fine surface specialists to open the day at the Chile Open. Dusan Lajovic he was looking to make his third consecutive quarter-final on this South American tour. The Serbian defeated Argentina’s Camilo Ugo Carabelli in the first round. For him John Manuel definitely, who came from the previous stage, was excited to secure the Argentinian semi-finalist because of the crosses in the draw. The 21-year-old tennis player had defeated his compatriot Pedro Cachín in his debut match.

Lajovic, to the quarterfinals in Chile

In addition to the expectations of the match, Lajovic quickly got a break to start very early. The Serbian tennis player seemed to have everything under control, good numbers on offer and not even giving Cerúndolo a chance to return the break, with inaccuracy. After another break The Serb won the first set 6-2. It all looked quite uphill for the Argentinian left-back, but the outlook cleared up after the break and was now dominating this set. Unlike before, now every game had break balls, although without more detailed information. Again, but on the contrary, after another pause, Cerúndolo won this round 6-2.

The third set would be an all-out battle, with each play potentially triggering a key break for either man. Lajovic took his first chance to take a 2-1 lead, but Cerúndolo got it right back. The Argentine continued his service games in a hard-fought battle and forced the Serbian to hold a draw. Faced with this pressure, Juanma would get a match point at 5-4, but his rival managed to avoid it. Almost won, it looked like he lost it as Dusan signed another break to leave 6-5 ahead. However, Cerúndolo again leveled to take things to a final tiebreak. In that break, Lajovic was superior and won 7-2.

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