MEXICO CITY, April 14, 2018
The 32-man draw of the $100,000 CDMX Open has been whittled down to the final four. The youngest player remaining at the Club Deportivo Chapultepec, Daniel Elahi Galán, edged out No. 4 seed Adrián Menéndez-Maceiras of Spain, 7-6, 6-4 on Friday.
The 21-year-old from Colombia sent down seven aces, winning 71 per cent of his first service points to prevail after one hour and 40 minutes.
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“I didn’t start so well but eventually found my serve, which gave me confidence,” Elahi Galán told afterwards. “Adrán was playing quite well, very consistent. He is a player with many resources, but I was giving my best and trusting my game, stayed focused and that was the key.”
In his second semi-final of the season, Elahi Galán will take on Juan Ignacio Londero from Argentina, who emerged victorious from the encouter between two qualifiers with Jose Hernandez-Fernandez from the Dominican Republic, 7-5, 6-2. The World No. 314 from Buenos Aires capitalized on four of his eight break point chances to advance to his second straight semi-final in one hour and 14 minutes.
Later in the day, Facundo Arguello of Argentina defeated Germany’s Jan Choinski 7-5, 6-2 to set a semi-final clash with Roberto Quiroz from Colombia. The 26-year-old left-hander outpointed Italian qualifier Alessandro Basso 85-72 to seal victory in one hour and 42 minutes.