Santiago Giraldo defeated Germany’s Michael Berrer Wednesday, and advanced to the quarter-finals of the UNICEF tournament.
The Colombian beat Berrer in straight sets 7-6 (8-6) 6-3. A tight first set ended with a closely fought tie-break, before Giraldo closed out the second set 6-3 to win the match in a total time of one hour and 43 minutes.
Colombia’s “Santi,” who is currently ranked as 63rd in the world by the ATP, is the only player from Latin America to remain in the UNICEF tournament. He will face off against Russia’s Dmitri Tursunov on Wednesday, June 16.