Chilean duel: Alejandro Tabilo beats Gonzalo Lama and advances to Santo Domingo

Chilean duel: Alejandro Tabilo beats Gonzalo Lama and advances to Santo Domingo

The number 125 in the ATP rankings undoubtedly beat his compatriot 6-3, 6-0 and will now face Argentinian Marco Trungeliti (222nd).

Not all victories can be euphorically celebrated. Even less, if the vanquished is a compatriot. And that’s what happened to Alejandro Tabilo in the Santo Domingo Challenger.

Number 125 in the ATP rankings He qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament which is played in the Dominican Republic, but the one eliminated in the round of 16 was his friend Gonzalo Lama (385°) . The same who fell without appeal in two sets, with partials of 6-3 and 6-0, and was never able to enter the game.

In fact, on the first point, he had an unbeatable opportunity to take Tabilo’s serve, but the 26-year-old took the break point, held his serve and managed to break Lama’s in the second Games to stay 2-0.

Then, the two remained firm in their game and that’s how the first set ended in a 6-3 in favor of the Chilean of Canadian origin. Development that energized the tournament’s second seed and He started by keeping his partner’s service to permanently remove him from the game and not let him win points. Result? A devastating 6-0 and a ticket to the next phase .

step where will face the Argentinian Marco Trungeliti (222nd), who beat the Peruvian Gonzalo Bueno (396°), after five o’clock in the afternoon this Friday. The Challenger of Santo Domingo distributes an economic prize of 160,000 dollars and Tabilo could add 125 points to his standings if he wins the trophy. During this time, Lama will climb 13 places on the world scale and will be in box 372.

Recall that both had just lost in the first round of the Los Cabos tournament, where the fourth national racket (122nd) experienced irregular play and said goodbye in straight sets, after falling 6-2, 6-4 against the Brazilian. Felipe Meligeni (177th) and León lost to Argentinian Thiago Tirante (136th) 7-6 (3) and 6-2.

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Source: Latercera

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