In hazard of a second early exit in as many weeks in his dwelling nation, Francisco Cerundolo used a late surge to flee an opening-round problem from qualifier Yannick Hanfmann on Tuesday on the Argentina Open. The fifth seed gained the ultimate 4 video games in a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 victory, denying his opponent’s try and serve out the match at 5-4 within the ultimate set.
After retiring with a leg harm final week within the Cordoba quarter-finals, Cerundolo began properly on the ATP 250, cruising by the primary set and opening up a 3-0 lead within the second and not using a break level confronted. But Germany’s Hanfmann flipped the match on its head, successful 9 of 11 video games to say the second set and construct a 3-1 lead within the third.
With the backing of the house crowd, Cerundolo re-established himself within the match and commenced to step up his aggression within the late phases. He missed out on three break possibilities as Hanfmann held for 5-3, however that may be the final recreation the German gained on the day as Cerundolo closed out the match with consecutive breaks.
The 24-year-old will subsequent face Jaume Munar, who beat Argentine wild card Guido Pella 6-4, 7-5 on Monday night time.
While Cerundolo averted Hanfmann’s upset bid, eighth seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas couldn’t do the identical in opposition to fellow Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena, who knocked him out with a 7-5, 6-4 victory.
Two Argentines additionally superior in Tuesday’s early motion. Camilo Ugo Carabelli defeated Daniel Elahi Galan 7-6(7), 6-3 and Tomas Etcheverry outlasted Hugo Dellien 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
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