Rio Open: Baez ends Diaz Acosta’s run to reach last eight

Sebastian Baez beat Facundo Diaz Acosta 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Thursday and will play the winner of the match between wildcard Thiago Monteiro and qualifier Felipe Meligeni Alves in the next round

Sebastian Baez US Open 2023 Sebastian Baez (Zuma/Panoramic)
Rio Open presented by Claro •Round of 16 • completed
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No 5 seed Sebastian Baez defeated Facundo Diaz Acosta 7-6 (1), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Rio Open at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Diaz Acosta had won the title in Buenos Aires last week and was on a six-match winning strea. Baez, ranked No 30, will face wildcard Thiago Monteiro next.

The Argentine won against French qualifier Corentin Moutet (6-4, 6-3) in the previous round of the Rio tournament.

Earlier in the week, Acosta, ranked No 59, won against Swiss Stan Wawrinka (7-5, 6-4).

Rio de Janeiro ATP 500, other second-round matches (Jockey Club Brasileiro, clay, USD 2,100,230):

  • Cameron Norrie (2) beat Tomas Barrios Vera: 6-1, 6-1
  • Thiago Seyboth Wild beat Jaume Munar: 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
  • Dusan Lajovic beat Laslo Djere (6): 6-2, 7-5
  • Francisco Cerundolo (4) beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas: 6-2, 6-1
  • Joao Fonseca vs. Cristian Garin
  • Mariano Navone vs. Yannick Hanfmann
  • Thiago Monteiro vs. Felipe Meligeni Alves

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