Tomas Martin Etcheverry Defeats Luciano Darderi to Reach Lyon Open Final

Tomas Martin Etcheverry is one win away from his first ATP title.

The 24-year-old Argentine professional tennis player, the No 6 seed, defeated Italian Luciano Darderi 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the final of the Lyon Open at Parc de la Tête d’or on Friday.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry,The win, his 50th on the ATP Tour, puts him into his third career main ATP level final after Santiago and Houston in 2023 and he’ll be aiming to win his first ATP title on Saturday.

Etcheverry, ranked No 29, will play the winner of the match between French wildcard Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard and Kazakh Alexander Bublik, the second seed, next.

The Argentine beat Spanish qualifier Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo (1-6, 6-2, 6-2), Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild (7-5, 3-0 ret.) and German Dominik Koepfer (6-4, 6-1) earlier in the week.

The match lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry Advances to Semifinals at Lyon Open

Tomas Martin Etcheverry’s quest for his first ATP Tour title is gathering steam…

The 24-year-old Argentine professional tennis player dispatched German Dominik Koepfer 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semifinals on Thursday at the Open Parc in Lyon, France.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry,Etcheverry faced continued pressure on serve throughout the clash but largely held firm, saving 14 of 15 break points en route to a one-hour, 39-minute win.

“It was a great battle,” Etcheverry said. “Yesterday Dominik won against [Ugo] Humbert and I know he is playing at a high level. He reached the third round in Rome, so he is playing very good on clay. I am really happy to get the win and let’s continue with this level.”

Etcheverry also had to withstand moments of magic from Koepfer, who produced one of the shots of the year in the first set when he tracked down a lob and hit a forehand scoop that looped over a standard Etcheverry.

Into his sixth tour-level semifinal, Etcheverry will next face Italian Luciano Darderi after the Cordoba winner received a walkover from Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech.

The sixth seed Etcheverry is chasing his first title, having lost finals in Santiago and Houston last season. The No. 29 player in the ATP Rankings reached the last four in Houston and Barcelona earlier this year.

Second seed Alexander Bublik reached his first clay-court ATP Tour semifinal with a 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-3 win against Pavel Kotov.

Bublilk fired 32 winners, including 11 aces, to triumph after three hours and 11 minutes at the ATP 250. The 26-year-old is chasing his second trophy of the season after winning in Montpellier in February.

He will next play French wild card Giovanni Mpetshi Perricard or French qualifier Hugo Gaston.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry Defeats Cameron Norrie to Reach Barcelona Open Semifinals

Tomas Martin Etcheverry is one step closer to a Spanish title…

The 24-year-old Argentine professional tennis player defeated Cameron Norrie to advance to the Barcelona Open semifinals.

Etcheverry, ranked No. 30 in the workd, stormed through two tiebreakers to win 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-1).

Norrie and Etcheverry went head-to-head for only the second time in their careers during Friday’s match.

Their only previous encounter came last February in Buenos Aires, where Norrie prevailed 5-7, 6-0, 6-3–also in the quarterfinals.

But Etcheverry has made significant improvements in his game over the past 14 months. Along with being up to No. 30 in the world, he made a run to the French Open quarterfinals last spring.

Proir to knocking out Norrie, Etcheverry ousted Nick Hardt and Brandon Nakashima.

Norwegian third seed Casper Ruud, who claimed a straightforward 6-4 6-3 win over Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi, awaits Etcheverry.

Sebastian Baez Defeats Dominic Thiem to Win Generali Open Title

Sebastian Baez has taken down the hometown favorite…

The 22-year-old Argentine professional tennis player crashed the crashed the Generali Open party of home favorite Dominic Thiem in style on Saturday, when the he delivered a stunning championship-match performance to triumph at the ATP 250.

Baez produced a near-flawless display of heavy hitting through the Kitzbühel clay to prevail 6-3, 6-1 against 2019 champion Thiem and lift his second tour-level title of the year.

Baez opened up an ultimately unassailable 4-1 lead en route to the opening set, and put together another streak of four straight games in the second to complete his 80-minute win.

“I know all the people wanted Domi to win because he is from here, sorry” said Baez to the crowd in his on-court interview. “I’m happy not just for today, but the whole week. All the people, the crowd, made me feel so comfortable here this week. I know this weather is not the best, but this place is amazing, and I enjoyed every day. I’m happy to take the match.

“Congrats to Domi and his team. It was a great week [for them], so I hope he comes back to his best level.”

Although Thiem appeared fatigued after pulling through three consecutive three-set wins during his fairytale run to the final, Baez was clinical in nullifying the vocal home support in the Austrian Alps. Rain delayed the start of the match by approximately 90 minutes, but when play did begin the Argentine excelled in the heavy conditions and converted four of six break points he earned to improve his ATP Head2Head lead against Thiem to 2-0.

All three of Baez’s ATP Tour titles have come at clay-court ATP 250s, after he previously triumphed in Estoril in 2022 and at home in Cordoba in February this year.

He had won one match in his previous five tournaments before arriving in Kitzbühel, but he dropped just one set — against top seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry in the semifinals — en route to the trophy. With his title run, the Argentine has risen 25 spots to No. 47 in the ATP Live Rankings.

“I just want to enjoy this moment. It was an amazing week,” said Baez. “I will try to enjoy it with [my team]. We know the past few weeks were not the best results, so we will try to enjoy this moment.”

Despite his final disappointment, Thiem is set to return to the Top 100 on Monday as a result of his Kitzbühel run. The 29-year-old is currently up 27 spots to No. 89 in the ATP Live Rankings.

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.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry Defeats Yoshihito Nishioka to Reach First-Ever Grand Slam Quarterfinal Round at French Open

Tomas Martin Etcheverry’s dream run at the French Open continues…

The 23-year-old Argentinian tennis player moved into the last eight at Roland Garros after defeating Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 27 seed, 7-6 (8), 6-0, 6-1 in Paris on Monday evening.

Tomas Martin EtcheverryEtcheverry, ranked No 49, is the big surprise of all quarterfinalists in the field. In fact, this will be his first-ever appearance in a Grand Slam quarterfinal.

He took the best spot in the lower part of the draw opened by Daniil Medvedev’s early loss.

He’ll next play Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the No 22 seed.

“I just can’t believe it, it’s a dream come true”, said Etcheverry in his on-court interview. “It’s important to share this moment with my family and with the crowd. I will recover tonight and be ready for the next battle”

Etcheverry, who was a runner-up early this year in Santiago and Houston, has defeated three seeds on his road to the quarters.

He beat Jack Draper (6-4, 1-0 ret.), Alex De Minaur, the No 18 seed (6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3) and Borna Coric, the No 15 seed (6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2) before Nishioka.\

Nishioka, ranked No 33, probably paid his time spent on the court. He had to call for the physio during the third set after three five-sets battles during the previous rounds against J.J. Wolf (1-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3), Max Purcell (4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4) and Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild (3-6, 7-6 (8), 2-6, 6-4, 6-0).

Francisco Cerundolo Defeats Taylor Fritz to Reach Fourth Round at French Open

Francisco Cerundolo is having a moment…

After entering the French Open without a main-draw win at the event, the 24-year-old Argentine professional tennis player has secured his best Grand Slam result by reaching the fourth round in Paris.

Francisco CerundoloCerundolo, the No. 23 seed, defeated ninth seed Taylor Fritz 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday evening to continue his run, improving to 6-7 against Top 10 opponents with the victory.

Cerundolo was without a win in four Grand Slam main-draw appearances prior to 2023, but reached the third round at the Australian Open before his success at Roland Garros.

His Paris campaign will continue with a showdown against sixth seed Holger Rune on Monday.

Cerundolo, who has moved up three places from his current career-high to No. 20 this week in the ATP Live Rankings, frustrated Fritz with his big forehand to earn the victory on Court Suzanne-Lenglen after two hours and 50 minutes.

After surrendering an early break advantage in a dramatic fourth set, Cerundolo saved a set point on serve at 4-5 with a majestic topspin lob and ultimately won the final three games of the match behind his baseline brilliance.

The back-and-forth match saw a combined 10 breaks of serve, with Cerundolo converting on six of 21 break chances and Fritz claiming four of his 15 break points. Fritz, whose defeat means that five of the Top 10 seeds are out after three rounds at Roland Garros, fired nine aces to Cerundolo’s one. But the American was second-best in many of the neutral rallies as Cerundolo moved him from side to side with power and width.

Cerundolo, a quarterfinalist at the ATP Masters 1000s in Miami and Rome this season, was one of three Argentines in action on Saturday. While Rune breezed past Genaro Alberto Olivieri, Tomas Martin Etcheverry upset 15th seed Borna Coric 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-2 earlier in the day. With the victory, the 23-year-old Etcheverry — who reached his first two ATP Tour finals this season in Santiago and Houston — extended his best major run.

Etcheverry owned just one Grand Slam main-draw win prior to Roland Garros, his victory coming earlier this season at the Australian Open.

Next up for the unseeded Argentine is a fourth-round meeting with 27th seed Yoshihito Nishioka, a 3-6, 7-6(8), 2-6, 6-4, 6-0 winner against Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild on Saturday.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry Upsets Borna Coric to Reach Fourth Round at French Open

Tomas Martin Etcheverry continues his winning ways…

The 23-year-old Argentinian tennis player continued his best-ever Grand Slam event as he upset Croatia’s Borna Coric, the No 15 seed, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to reach the last 16 of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros in Paris on Saturday.

Tomas Martin EtcheverryEtcheverry, ranked No 49, will play Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka, the No 27 seed, next.

Until this year, Etcheverry had never even won a Grand Slam match but after progressing when Jack Draper got injured (6-4, 1-0) he followed up his win over Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 18 seed (6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3) with another fine victory.

The second set proved crucial as Etcheverry doubled his lead and Coric, who was appearing in the third round for the first time since 2019, could not find an answer.

Coric, ranked No 16, beat Argentinian Federico Coria (7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3) and Argentinian Pedro Cachin (6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4) earlier in the tournament.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry Advances to Third Round at French Open

Tomas Martin Etcheverry is celebrating his best Grand Slam performance to date…

The 23-year-old Argentine professional tennis player has advanced to the third round at the French Open after defeating Alex De Minaur, the No 18 seed, 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3 at Roland Garros on Thursday.

Etcheverry, ranked No 49 in the world, will next play Borna Coric, the No 15 seed.

He benefited from the abandonment of Jack Draper (6-4, 1-0) in the previous round.

In the first round, De Minaur, ranked No 19, beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (6-1, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3).

Etcheverry had previously reached the second round at this year’s Australian Open.

Tomas Martin Etcheverry Defeats Christian Garin to Reach US Clay Court Championships Semifinals

Tomas Martin Etcheverry has reached the final four…

The 23-year-old Argentinian tennis player, the No 8 seed, moved into the last four of the US Clay Court Championships by defeating Cristian Garin 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 at River Oaks Country Club in Houston on Saturday night.

Tomas Martin EtcheverryEtcheverry, ranked No 73, will play German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann next.

Ahead of his victory, Etcheverry won against Juan Manuel Cerundolo (6-3, 6-4) and Australian Max Purcell (7-6 (5), 6-1).

Garin, ranked No 74, beat Hugo Dellien (6-3, 6-0) and Belgian lucky loser Zizou Bergs (7-6 (4), 7-6 (1)) earlier in the tournament.

This is Etcheverry’s second ATP Tour semifinal.

He previously reached the final at the 2023 Chile Open, losing in the final in three sets to home favorite Nicolas Jarry.