03/27/2023 8:59 am Updated at
“It is the game that I do best,” Francisco Cerúndolo (31st) had ordered. And the boy showed this in the field. This is why, after two defeats in the year against Felix Auger Aliassime (6th) in Australia and Indian Wells, the 24-year-old from Buenos Aires managed to remove the spine and beat the Canadian 6-2 and 7-5. 1h36m. So he went to the 16th round, the instance in which the winner will fight the duel between Laurentius Sonego (59th) and Francisco Tiafoe (14th).
Argentina continues to advance in Miami, where it defends the semifinals. ( Associated Press)
Cerundolo dictated the initial part of the match according to the melody of his music. With more resources and patience than in other duels, he bent the ball with his right hand, but he was also very delicate with his hand. In the first stage, he dominated the times, causing serious trouble in service and quickly returning to injury. Also, he also contributed a lot of inefficient errors (27 in total).
In the first six games of the second table, the continuous films were written under the same format. However, when he was 4-2 on the scoreboard, he concentrated, started making too many mistakes and allowed his rival to get back into the match. In fact, Aliassime did not leave the place, the trust and the thread scored 12 13 points in a row to balance the event.
In this way the game seemed to progress. However, Cerundolo managed his nerves well, revealed his positive attitude and returned to full throttle to win the third match point. And a lot of success comes from the composure, as they focus on serving first and not forcing the lines.
“I think I played a great game from the beginning to the end, the beginning breaks the key, he put down his confidence and made a little more mistakes there, I fought well, I served well, only points in the game in which I broke.” I was marked with two doubles, but I was at a high level in the class.
“I took a little nervous 4-3, then I couldn’t touch it, when I served 4-5 to go with everything, I recovered and hit two good 0/30 serves.” I did good points at the end and I was able to close, although it took me a bit.”
Francis Cerundolo won another game to advance.
“Hitting the cross is the key. I like to play it upside down, I’ve been practicing it for a few years and today I’m very comfortable and I was able to hit it more comfortably from both sides.”
“Tiafoe is coming off a great year, he is a player with great things, he always does well in the United States, Sonego is a high-calibre rival, but I am calmer.”
“It’s one of the biggest wins, it’s my third win against a top 10, but definitely this win is in the top 3 or top 5 of my career.”