Londero Reaches First ATP Tour Final In Cordoba
The dream run continues for Juan Ignacio Londero. The Argentine, who arrived at the Cordoba Open without a tour-level win, is into his maiden ATP Tour final.
Londero on Saturday defeated compatriot Federico Delbonis 6-1, 6-0 in exactly one hour for the biggest victory of his career. The wild card will on Sunday face fellow Argentine Guido Pella or Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas for the title.
Londero had won just one of his seven sets in his three previous tour-level matches before this week. But the 25-year-old has triumphed in all four of his Cordoba matches without losing a set. Londero has saved 16 of the 17 break points he has faced on the Argentine red clay.
Against Delbonis, Londero did not face break point. The World No. 112, who will crack the Top 100 for the first time on Monday, won 58 per cent of his return points. Pella has won all three of his matches against Londero, none of which came at tour-level. Cuevas and Londero have never played one another.
Did You Know?
Londero captured his first two ATP Challenger Tour trophies last season, emerging victorious in Mexico City in April and Marburg in July.