Santiago de Chile, March 5. Chilean Nicolas Jarry won the 250 ATP Open in Santiago de Chile today by defeating Argentine Tomás Martín Etcheverry 6-7, 7-6 and 6-2 in a new survival exercise.
As had already happened in previous matches, the Chilean, number 87 in the world, started badly, unfocused and failed, especially in the second serve and was forced to come back from Etcheverry who did not know how to take advantage of his rival’s cracks, despite charging advantage also in the second set.
But with two games down (4-2) and the outlook very uphill, Jarry took a breath and resurrected. He improved his statistics on the second serve, strengthened the points won in the first and with many difficulties but in a sustained manner reversed the negative trend and brought the set to a tie break and tied the match.
In the third, and supported by the intense Chilean public, which filled the scaffolding erected in the Jesuit complex of San Carlos de Apoquindo, the clash turned into a party. Jarry, already secure in all blows, was a cyclone against the Argentine, 76 in the world, whose arm was shrinking.
With this long-suffering victory, the second in an ATP tournament after Bastad in 2019, the Chilean takes a leap in the ranking and remains two places away from entering the top 50. EFE
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