The Argentine tennis player Francisco Cerúndolo got into the semifinals of the Miami Masters 1000 after beating 4-1 and abandoning the Italian Jannik Sinner for the quarterfinals of the contest.
Cerúndolo, ranked 103rd in the ATP ranking, started the match with some service errors and gave his rival a break chance, but he recovered and held serve in the first game.
The match changed when they played the fourth game, since at that moment the Argentine was precise and Sinner began to miss his shots. In this way, the native of Buenos Aires kept the service of the number 11 in the world and went ahead 3-1 in the set.
After confirming the break and going up 4-1, Cerúndolo was surprised when the Italian made the decision to retire due to apparent physical discomfort.
In this way, the finalist of the Argentina Open 2021 became the first Argentine to reach the semifinals in his debut in a main draw of a Masters 1000 tournament.
In addition, with his classification at this stage, Cerúndolo ensures that he will reach 51st place in the world, the best ranking of his professional career.
For a place in the final, the Argentine will face the winner of the match between the German Alexander Zverev (4th) and the Norwegian Casper Ruud (8th), who will meet later.