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Rio Open: Baez books spot in quarter-finals

Sebastian Baez won against Juan Pablo Varillas 7-5, 7-6 (6) on Thursday night. He’ll play Chilean qualifier Nicolas Jarry in the next round

Sebastian Baez Roland-Garros 2022 Sebastian Baez plays against Alexander Zverev at Roland-Garros in 2022 / Zuma / Panoramic
Rio Open presented by Claro •Round of 16 • completed
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Argentinian Sebastian Baez, the No 6 seed, moved into the quarter-finals of the Rio Open by beating Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas 7-5, 7-6 (6) at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday night.

Baez, ranked No 35, will play Chilean qualifier Nicolas Jarry next.

The 22-year-old Argentinian won against Brazilian wildcard Thomaz Bellucci (6-3, 6-2) ahead of his victory.

In the previous round of the Brazilian Open, Varillas, ranked No 81, defeated French qualifier Hugo Gaston (7-5, 6-4).

Rio de Janeiro ATP500, other second-round results (Jockey Club Brasileiro, clay, USD 2.013.940, most recent results first):

  • Laslo Djere vs. Dusan Lajovic
  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Fabio Fognini: thursday
  • Nicolas Jarry beat Pedro Martinez: 6-2, 6-2
  • Bernabe Zapata Miralles beat Francisco Cerundolo (4): 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
  • Albert Ramos-Vinolas (7) beat Daniel Elahi Galan: 6-2, 6-4
  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Thiago Monteiro: 7-5, 7-5
  • Hugo Dellien beat Alex Molcan (9): 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
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