Top-seeded Casper Ruud and Diego Schwartzman to play Argentina Open final

The Norwegian Ruud, the 8th-best ranked player, and the Argentinian Schwartzman, the 15th-best player, won the 2020 and 2021 editions of the clay court tournament, respectively.

Published: 13th February 2022 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2022 10:08 AM   |  A+A-

Casper Ruud of Norway celebrates his 6-3, 6-3 victory over Federico Delbonis of Argentina, at the end of their Argentina Open semi-final tennis match at the Guillermo Vilas Stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022.

Casper Ruud of Norway celebrates his 6-3, 6-3 victory over Federico Delbonis of Argentina, at the end of their Argentina Open semi-final tennis match, Feb 12, 2022. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES: Top-seeded players Casper Ruud and Diego Schwartzman will play in Sunday's final of the Argentina Open.

The Norwegian Ruud, the 8th-best ranked player, and the Argentinian Schwartzman, the 15th-best player, won the 2020 and 2021 editions of the clay court tournament, respectively.

Ruud beat Argentinian Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday. Hours later, Schwartzman topped third-seeded player Lorenzo Sonego of Italy in a tense match by 7-5, 3-6, 6-2.

Schwarztman had finished just a few hours earlier his quarterfinal tie against his compatriot and 2021 runner-up Francisco Cerundolo. The match was interrupted Friday night in the third set, tied 1-1, due to rain.

Schwartzman won 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

Ruud overcame Spain's Roberto Carballés Baena and Argentinians Federico Coria and Delbonis to reach the final. Schwartzman bested Spain's Jaume Munar, Argentina's Cerundolo and Italy's Sonego to play the decider in Buenos Aires.



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