Spanish player Jaume Munar caused a major upset at the Chile Open, defeating top-seeded Lorenzo Musetti 6-4, 6-4 in a stunning second-round victory on Wednesday. The 66th-ranked Munar put on a masterclass of clay-court tennis, outplaying the 18th-ranked Italian to secure a spot in the quarterfinals.
With this victory, Musetti slipped to 1-3 in his stops in South America this season, putting a dent in his hopes of securing a strong start to the year.
Munar’s next challenge at the tournament will be Brazilian player Thiago Monteiro, who secured a hard-fought 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Marco Cecchinato of Italy. Meanwhile, German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann continued his impressive run, beating Roberto Carballes Baena 7-6 (6), 6-2 to advance to the next round.
Hanfmann’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be either fourth-seeded Diego Schwartzman or Chile’s Nicolas Jarry. As the competition heats up, fans and analysts alike will be eagerly anticipating the next round of matches to see who will come out on top.