Jaume Munar dropped only five games to move into the second round of the inaugural Cordoba Open on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Spaniard broke Argentine Guido Andreozzi four times and advanced 6-1, 6-4.
Munar made the semi-finals of the 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals on debut (l. to De Minaur) and started his 2019 by reaching the quarter-finals (l. to Anderson) at the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune. He will meet second seed Marco Cecchinato, a two-time ATP Tour clay-court titlist, for a spot in the quarter-finals.
Argentine wild card Juan Ignacio Londero, playing at a career-high No. 112, celebrated his first tour-level win 6-2, 7-6(5) against fifth seed Nicolas Jarry of Chile. The 25-year-old Londero saved all five break points and will next meet Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego.
Federico Delbonis of Argentina knocked out another seed in the final match on Cancha Central. Delbonis broke twice in the final set and advanced 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 against seventh seed Leonardo Mayer.
Six-time ATP Tour clay-court titlist Pablo Cuevas won 100 per cent of his first-serve points (25/25) and beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-4, 6-4 behind two breaks of serve. Cuevas faces sixth seed Malek Jaziri of Tunisia for a spot in the last eight.
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