The Best Month of Jarry's Career Continues
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.
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.