Nicolas Jarry‘s fantastic February collected another win on Tuesday at the Brasil Open in Sao Paulo. The Chilean won 74 per cent of his first-serve points (34/46) for the match and saved both break points faced in the decider to fight past Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.
“I’m happy to be able to get this great win. Dusan is a great clay-court player, and it’s a great victory for me,” Jarry said.
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The 22-year-old Jarry reached his first ATP World Tour quarter-final at the Ecuador Open three weeks ago and his first ATP World Tour semi-final last week at the Rio Open presented by Claro. Jarry lost to the eventual champion at both tournaments (l. to Carballes Baena in Quito; Schwartzman in Rio de Janeiro).
Jarry, at a career-high No. 73 in the ATP Rankings, will next meet sixth seed Guido Pella of Argentina, who beat #NextGenATP Frenchman Corentin Moutet 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Pella captured 64 per cent of his second-serve return points (23/36).
Home favourite Rogerio Dutra Silva upset seventh seed Tennys Sandgren 6-0, 6-4. But Dutra Silva’s countryman Thomaz Bellucci wasn’t as fortunate, falling to Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3.