Argentine tennis player Tomas Martin Echeveri was eliminated from the Challenger Forli competitions in Italy, and won prizes worth 44,820 euros, when he lost today in one of the semi-final matches with German Mats Moraing 6-3, 7-5.
Born in La Plata and ranked 204th in the ATP world rankings, Echevery lost to Moraing (246) after an hour and 20 minutes of play.
The German will look for the title tomorrow against the winner of the other semi-finals, who was later encouraged by Portuguese Gastau Elias (250) and French Quentin Halles (219).
After the defeat, the 21-year-old from La Plata starred in a very good week in the tournament held in the Emilian province of Cesena, with consecutive victories over Tunisian Malek Jaziri (283) and Italian Flavio Coppoli. (379) and Canadian Stephen Diez (191).
Right hand and backhand Echeveri repeated his best performance in Forli of the year, also reaching the semi-finals in Editions 6 and 7 of the Biella Challenger, and in the second of the Turkish competition in Antalya. .
Argentine tennis players have won five Challenge Class tournaments this year, second in importance to ATP: Sebastian Baez of Buenos Aires was crowned champion in Concepción and Santiago, both in Chile, as well as in Zagreb, Croatia; This was done by Juan Manuel Cerondolo of Buenos Aires in Rome, Italy; Pedro Cachin of Córdoba won Oeiras, Portugal. (Tillam)