Tomás Martín Etcheverry Outlasts Bernabe Zapata Miralles to Earn First Main Draw Victory at Wimbledon

Tomás Martín Etcheverry is still alive at Wimbledon..

The 23-year-old Argentine professional tennis player, the tournament’s No. 29 seed, advanced to the second round at the All England Club after outlasting Bernabe Zapata Miralles in a highly competitive first round match.

Tomás Martín EtcheverryEtcheverry was two sets down to Zapata Miralles before coming alive to claim a 6-7 (5), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 victory.

It’s his first victory in the main draw at Wimbledon.

He will next face Stan Wawrinka in the second round.

Carlos Alcaraz Reaches Second Final of the Year at Rio Open

Carlos Alcaraz is heading to his second final of the season, and he’ll face the same foe…

The 19-year-old Spanish tennis player and Cameron Norrie won semifinal matches on Saturday to set up their second straight final at the Rio Open.

Carlos AlcarazAlcaraz worked hard to beat Nicolas Jarry 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday. Hours earlier, Norrie topped Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (3). They will meet in Sunday’s title match.

The top-seeded players in the clay court tournament also clashed last weekend in the final of the Argentina Open, which Alcaraz won in straight sets.

Alcaraz dropped only his second set in the Rio Open tournament against Jarry.

Alcaraz was in trouble with Jarry’s effective service in the first two sets but showed he had more energy in the third, blanking Jarry in the final set with a dominant performance.

Norrie will play his third final of the year. He needed 2½ hours to beat Zapata Miralles. In the deciding set, Norrie saved a break point in the fifth game, broke the Spaniard in the sixth but was forced to a tiebreak. His stronger first service made the difference.

“I tried to finish the points a little bit too early. I was a bit overconfident,” Norrie said.

Asked what he needs to do differently from the finals in Buenos Aires and Auckland, which he lost to Alcaraz and Richard Gasquet, Norrie said: “I have to play better in the big moments.”

Norrie currently leads the tour in wins in 2023, with 17 victories and three losses.

Carlos Alcaraz to Face Cameron Norrie in the Argentina Open Final

Carlos Alcaraz is one win away from his next title…

The 19-year-old Spanish professional tennis player has reached his first final since his milestone US Open triumph at the Argentina Open on Saturday.

Carlos Alcaraz Alcaraz, the tournament’s top seed, beat Spanish countryman Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals.

In the final on Sunday, the world No. 2 will face No. 12 Cameron Norrie, who reached his second final of the year when he beat Juan Pablo Varillas 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Alcaraz has dropped only one set so far in his first tournament of the year after a right leg injury sidelined him from the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic‘s victory there took the No. 1 ranking from Alcaraz.

He lost his last match to Norrie, in Cincinnati in August, but Alcaraz leads their head-to-head 3-1.

Norrie saved two break points in the last game against Varillas to wrap up his semifinal in just under two hours. The Briton was upset in the Auckland final in January, one of only two losses in his 15 matches this year.

Bernabe Zapata Miralles Defeats John Isner to Reach Fourth Round at French Open

Bernabe Zapata Miralles is continuing to make waves (and beat his personal best) at Roland Garros

The 25-year-old Spanish tennis player, a qualifier at this year’s tournament, defeated USA’s John Isner, the No 23 seed, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 [5], 6-3 to move into the Round of 16 at the French Open.

Bernabe Zapata Miralles Zapata Miralles’ fourth round showing is now his best at a Grand Slam tournament to date. His previous best was the second round at the 2021 US Open.

Zapata Miralles, ranked No. 131 in the world, will next play Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the No 3 seed.

Zapata Mirallas defeated Israel’s Dudi Sela (6-3, 6-0), Portugal’s Gastao Elias (6-1, 6-1), Italy’s Luca Nardi (3-6, 6-4, 6-1), American wildcard Michael Mmoh (7-6 [7], 6-3, 7-5) and USA’s Taylor Fritz, the No 13 seed (3-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3) to get to this point.

Earlier in the tournament, Isner, ranked No 26, edged out France’s Quentin Halys (7-6 [3], 4-6, 7-6 [1], 7-6 [6]) and French wildcard Gregoire Barrere (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 [5]).