Cerúndolo fell in the third round and there are no Argentines left at the Australian Open

Francisco Cerúndolo, 29 in the ATP ranking, was eliminated in the third round of the Australian Open after being defeated by the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime seventh in the ranking.

In his first appearance in the Australian final draw, Cerundolo, 24, improved his performance in a Grand Slam but I ended up losing in two hours and 35 minutes per 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. In the next round Auger-Aliassime will face the Czech jiri leheka (71) who gave the surprise by eliminating the British cameron norrie (12) by 6-7 (8-10 the tie break), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and 6-4. in three hours and 12 minutes

It was a great tournament, a great week. I won two good games, they give me confidence to start the year“said Cerúndolo who, just a year ago, stayed in the first match of the Melbourne qualifying round.

They were previously removed Sebastian Baez (first round against Australian Jason Kubler), federico coria (first round against the Hungarian Márton Fucsovics), TOmas Etcheverry (second round against Italian Jannik Sinner), guido peels (first round against Cerúndolo), Facundo Bagnis (first round against the British Daniels Evans), Pedro Cachin (first round against Spanish Pablo Carreño) and diego schwartzman (second round against American JJ Wolf).

He also lost in his second match Nadia Podoroskathe surprising 2020 Roland Garros semifinalist, who spent a long time injured between 2021 and 2022, against the Belarusian victoria azarenka by 6-1 and 6-0.

Source: Telam