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Of gold!  Facundo Díaz Acosta, Santiago 2023 Pan American Champion

Of gold! Facundo Díaz Acosta, Santiago 2023 Pan American Champion

Argentinian Facundo Diaz Acosta (No. 109 in the ATP Rankings) He won Pan American gold in Santiago 2023, beating Chile’s Tomas Barrios Vera in the definition of the discipline. (105°) by 6-3 and 7-6 (5) after two hours and eleven minutes of activity. next to, An impressive campaign at the Pan American Games has earned them qualification for Paris 2024.

Born in Buenos Aires 22 years ago, and ranked 93rd in the world for weeks, he has had a fantastic season on the Challenge Tour, winning Savannah and Oeiras respectively. He later added his fourth title in Milan.

This week in Santiago, representing Argentina, he started his campaign with a strong victory over Brandon Perez 6-2, 6-1. Then he continued to face Adria Soriano Barrera 6-2, 6-4, and Ernesto Escobedo 6-3, 6-7, 6-1.

His semi-final performance against Brazilian Gustavo Hyde not only earned him a pass to the gold medal, but also qualified him for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In 2018, the 2000 class tennis player represented the Albiceleste flag at the Youth Olympics. Games in Buenos Aires, reaching the final and getting a silver medal in fencing against Hugo Gaston from France.

Finally, on this occasion, he met at the end of the week in Santiago 2023 with local Tomás Barrios Vera. Although the circumstances of the visit could have tormented him, Diaz Acosta achieved his goal and defeated his opponent 6-3, 7-6 (5) to win the gold medal.

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