In the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in Cordoba, Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero will play against Serbian Nikola Milojevic.
Juan Ignacio Londero
The day before yesterday, 28-year-old Londero had a confident match in the 1/8 finals against Spaniard Pedro Martinez Portero and won in two sets. In the first set, Londero made a break in the middle of the game and, thanks to a confident game on his serve, calmly brought the matter to victory with a score of 6:3. At the very beginning of the second set, the tennis players exchanged lost games on their serve, and then they began to work more or less steadily and eventually they reached a tie-break, where Londero was able to squeeze his opponent – 7:6 (7:3).
The 26-year-old representative of Serbia, in turn, turned out to be a real lucky loser. On January 30, Milojevic lost his final qualifying match to Argentine Juan Pablo Fikovic – 3:6; 7:6 (7:5); 5:7. But in the end, he was thrown into the main draw of the tournament in Cordoba, where there was simply no opponent for him in the 1/16 finals, as a result, Nikola automatically advanced further and yesterday in the 1/8 finals Milojevic beat another Argentinian Thomas-Martin Etcheverri in two sets. In the first set, Milojevic showed a very good start and, thanks to two consecutive breaks, Nikola reached the score 4:0, nevertheless, the Serb failed to close the set immediately. For the first time, when serving for a set, Milojevic stumbled and allowed Etcheverry to slightly reduce the gap, but on the second attempt, the Serb still took the decisive game on his serve and closed the set with a score of 6:3. In the second game, Milojevic was again the first to break, as a result, Nikola was able to reach the score of 4:2. Nevertheless, towards the end of the set, Etcheverry was able to recoup and make the score 4:4. As a result, this time the tennis players reached the tie-break, where Milojevic turned out to be stronger. – 7:6 (7:4).
Juan Ignacio Londero and Nikola Milojevic played against each other in 2018 in qualifying at Roland Garros. Then on the ground the Argentine was stronger in two sets - 6:4; 6:3.
Nikola Milojevic has already gone too far, where no one was waiting for him, Juan Ignacio Londero, with his fans, should put an end to this successful week for the Serb and calmly go to the semifinals of the home tournament.