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Cordoba Open: Francisco Cerundolo retires, Coria into last four
Federico Coria benefited from the abandonment of Francisco Cerundolo (6-3, 3-0) on Friday
No 6 seed Federico Coria reached the last four of the Cordoba Open when second seed Francisco Cerundolo retired on Friday at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes. Coria, ranked No 67, led 6-3, 3-0 when Cerundolo, ranked No 31, pulled out.
Cerundolo has a hamstring injury on the right leg.
Federico Coria will play Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the No 3 seed, next.
It is second’s win by retirement for Coria this week. He won against Brazilian Thiago Monteiro (6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2) and Italian Marco Cecchinato (6-3, 3-1 ret.) ahead of his victory.
Cordoba ATP250, other quarter-finals results (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, clay, USD 642.735, most recent results first):
- Juan Manuel Cerundolo vs. Hugo Dellien : Friday in Cordoba
- Sebastian Baez vs. Tomas Barrios Vera : Friday in Cordoba
- Albert Ramos-Vinolas beat João Sousa: 6-4, 2-6, 6-1