Cachin will face Nadal in Madrid: “It’s the icing on the cake”

The Argentine returns to R3 in Madrid, as in 2023

April 27, 2024

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Pedro Cachin won two matches again in Madrid and will be Nadal’s rival.
By Staff

The paths of tennis always give surprises and end up going in sometimes unexpected places. Before starting his journey at the Mutua Madrid Open, Pedro Cachin arrived after a string of fifteen consecutive defeats, and trying to regain his confidence and the desire to compete on a tennis court.

A few days later, the Argentine defeated Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, just like in 2023, to win two matches again at the Caja Mágica in Madrid and give himself the pleasure of being the Rafael Nadal’s next rival.

“It’s a relief and it’s the icing on the cake to be able to play against Rafa in Madrid, which has given him so much joy. It gave me some joy but not as much as him,” said Cachin, who needed two hours and 41 minutes, laughing. of play to beat the American again, in a match of such parity that in the total of the match there were barely three more points won between the Argentine and Tiafoe.

In fact, Cachin came back from 2-4 in the final set, before playing the last four games in a row. After six months of disappointment, finally, Cachin is smiling again. Cachin’s last victory in an ATP Tour main draw had been against the Spanish Albert Ramos Viñolas, in the round of 16 of the 250 in Kitzbühel, on August 2.

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“I am very happy for the victory, it was a hard-fought match, in different conditions and it worked in my favor and I was able to resolve it,” he said about his victory against Tiafoe. Now, Cachin will have a huge prize and gift, facing Nadal for the first time.

If after his first victory this week against Ofner, Cachin highlighted that that internal flame that every tennis player has had been rekindled, against the fourteen-time Roland Garros champion he will have his chance to continue making noise, at 29 years old. How do you expect that match to be? “At Wimbledon I played against Novak. Of course I will try to take the experience to propose a match to Nadal to try to beat him,” he said with confidence.

Did you know…?
Cachin left Argentina in 2014, when he looked for an exit by settling in Barcelona, ​​where he received the support and training of Alex Corretja. At the moment, he secured his place in the Top100 of the PIF ATP Live Rankings.


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