3rd seed Sebastian Baez and 6th seed Laslo Djere lock horns in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Chile Open on Friday.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form this season. He has reached his third quarterfinal in 2023. After winning his second ATP title in the Cordoba Open last month, Baez suffered a first-round exit in the Argentina Open. He came back strongly to make it to the quarterfinals of the Rio Open before coming to play in the Chile Open.
After receiving a first-round bye, the Argentine youngster faced home favorite Cristian Garin in the round of 16. Baez produced a dominating performance to win the encounter in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. He had an impressive win percentage of 83 on the first serve. He also wasn’t broken in the entire match.
The Serbian star has made it to the quarterfinals of a tournament for the second time in 2023. He opened his campaign against Portuguese veteran Joao Sousa in the first round. The one-sided contest ended 6-3- 6-2 in favor of Djere who had a win percentage of 82 on the first serve and 87 on the second serve. He also hit 6 aces in the tie.
In the round of 16, he smashed 8 aces and saved 5 break points to defeat Riccardo Bonadio in a closely contested two-set battle that ended 7-5, 7-5.
Head-to-Head and Prediction
The head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 0-0 as the two players have never faced each other as yet.
Prediction: Sebastian Baez to win in three sets.
More Tennis news
- Borna Coric 2022 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Endorsements
- Novak Djokovic’s brother makes Roger Federer promise ahead of Serbian Open
- Naomi Osaka responds to botching Jennifer Brady’s name after AO Open final win
Follow our dedicated Tennis page for instant Tennis news and updates