Bad day for Spanish tennis players this Thursday at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires since the three Spanish participants in the day, Jaume Munar, Pedro Martínez and Pablo Andújar, fell in the round of 16. In this way, Fernando Verdasco remains the only survivor of the ‘Armada’ in the Buenos Aires tournament.
Munar stood up to the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, second favorite for the title, and managed to take the local tennis player to a tie-break on two occasions. But nevertheless, the ‘Peque’ was more accurate in both tiebreakers to win the match 7-6 (2) and 7-6 (4). Schwartzman will now face his compatriot Francisco Cerundolo in the quarterfinals, who beat Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 6-2).
Nor was it the day Peter Martinez. The Valencian ran into the best version of the Italian Fabio Fognini, fourth favorite for the title and failed to take advantage of seven of the 10 break options he had to fall by 6-4 and 7-6 (5).
In the quarterfinals Fognini will face the Argentine Federico Delbonis, who after beating Juan Martín del Potro in what could have been the tennis player’s last match from Tandil, was also able to defeat the Spaniard Pablo Andújar by a double 6-4. Andújar failed to save the two break balls he had to face against and that allowed Delbonis, who did save the four break options for the Spaniard, to take the match.