Arthur Rinderknech gets the second point for the French team in their meeting with the Argentine team after defeating Cerúndolo 6-4 6-2.
Both tennis players jumped onto the court with the added pressure of the previous match between Cornet and Carle. closing it had to win to keep Argentina alive Rinderknech he knew he could give a big blow to the tie. Francisco had a dream year in 2022, rising to his best position in the rankings and reaching the Master 1000 semi-finals. Rinderknech, on the other hand, had an up-and-down year, alternating first-round losses with some quarterfinal tournaments. class 250. There is only one precedent for this duel and it is in favor of the French, who beat the Argentine in three sleeves in Phoenix.
Rinderknech takes advantage of the track conditions
The match started with Cerúndolo saving two break points in the first game of the match, a foreshadowing of what was to come. At the start of the match, the Argentinian was able to trouble the French service even though he did not have a break point. The set went to a three-way tie and saw the most even game up to that point, with several 40’s that Francisco didn’t take advantage of. After this, the Frenchman got two more break points and this time he didn’t fail. Having retained both of their services The French team led 6-4.
The second set started by testing the ground and winning his first serve without any problems. It was on the Argentine’s second serve that Rinderknech got another break He was closer to victory. Again, Cerúndolo gave up two break balls and the Frenchman didn’t let them get away. After this came a couple of nice games for both to serve, and the Argentinian was unable to damage the others and recover that break. Thus, Rinderknech broke again to make it 5-2 and serve and took the game comfortably leveling.
Poor play from Cerúndolo, who failed to get a single breaking ball before the scintillating Frenchman’s pass. France is just one point away from a draw and put Argentina on the ropes.