Velotti seeks the final in singles and defines the doubles of the M15 in Antalya

Corrientes tennis player Agustín Velotti will have another day of double action and definitions at the M15 in Antalya, Turkey. They will play the semifinal in the singles table and play the doubles final.

For the quarterfinals, yesterday, Velotti (390 in the ATP ranking) beat Korean Yunseong Chung (365 and third seed) 6-3 and 6-2 in 1 hour and 9 minutes of play.

The victory of the Corrientes was solid and he had a safe serve, to the point that he did not allow any possibility of break. While it took advantage of 3 out of 5 in the same statistical category.

While today, from 5 o’clock, the Corrientes will be measured against the Italian youth Federico Arnaboldi (874) who yesterday beat the Dutch Mick Veldheer 6-3 and 7-6 (7-3).

The winner will go to tomorrow’s final against the winner of the duel between Romanian Filip Cristia Jianu (391) and Argentine Pedro Cachín (368).

After the singles match, Velotti will return to the court together with Matías Zukas to seek the doubles title. The Argentines yesterday beat Erg Kirkin (Turkey) and Jacopo Berrettini (Italy) 6-2, 7-5.

The other protagonists of the definition will be Nicolás Mejía (Colombia) and Pedro Vives Marcos (Spain) who yesterday eliminated the Argentines Pedro Cachín and Genaro Albert Olivieri by 6-2, 3-6 and 10-6.

The Turkish tournament is played on a court with a brick dust surface and distributes $ 15,000 in prizes.

Schwartzaman eliminated

Argentine tennis player Diego Schwartzman, eighth seeded, was eliminated from the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year to be played in Melbourne, when he lost yesterday in the third round to Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6- 3 and 6-3.

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Schwartzman, located in ninth place in the ATP world rankings, was clearly surpassed by Karatsev’s powerful and offensive game (114) in one hour and 52 minutes of play, on the John Cain Arena court, the third in importance of the complex from Melbourne Park, and said goodbye to the tournament.

The 28-year-old “Peque” had beaten the Swedish Elías Ymer (205) and the French Alexandre Muller (210) in the previous rounds, but could not repeat those performances and fell without extenuating against Karatsev.

The 27-year-old Russian made 50 winners against just five from the Argentine and is the revelation of the tournament, since in his absolute debut in a Grand Slam he did not give up any set in the three games he won, the previous ones to the Italian Gianluca Mager (96) and the Belarusian Igor Gerasimov (79).

Karatsev’s next rival will be a Canadian who will emerge from the cross between Denis Shapovalov (12) and Félix Augier-Aliassime (19), while Schwartzman leaves Australia without being able to repeat his performances of the 2018 and 2020 editions when he reached the eighth final and lost with the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the Serbian Novak Djokovic, respectively.

With the elimination of the tennis player who emerged from the Hacoaj Nautical Club, there are no Argentines left in the singles table, since previously Federico Coria (92), Juan Ignacio Londero (83) and Guido Pella (44) had been eliminated, and in ladies, Rosario Nadia Podoroska (45).

In the doubles draw, Máximo González from Tandil continues along with Italian Simone Bolelli, as they settled in the third round after beating the pair made up of Italians Lorenzo Sonego and Andrea Vavassori by 6-2 and 7-6 (7-6). 5).

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