Santi Giraldo, from Colsanitas Team, was defeated this last friday during the Stuttgart’s Mercedes Cup quarterfinals by world player number 15 and pre ranked number 1 from the event, Italian Fabio Fognini. This clay court event has a money prize of €485,760.

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Fabio Fognini’s defense at the Stuttgart Open continued as he beat Santi Giraldo 6-4, 6-3 on Friday during a 1 hour, 20 minutes match. Santi’s opponent is the champion of Viña del MarATP 500, finalist of Buenos Aires’s ATP 500 and from Munich’s ATP 500, he also reached this year’s Australian Open’s fourth round, Wimbledon’s third round, Roland Garros’s third round, Miami Masters 1000 fourth round and Indian Wells Masters 1000 fourth round.

During this year, Santi has reached Barcelona’s ATP 500 finals, Houston’s ATP 250 semifinals, Viña del Mar’s ATP 250 semifinals, Wimbledon’s third round and Madrid’s Masters 1000 quarterfinals. He also scored 45 ATP points that will allow him to climb on the professional world ranking.

The Colsanitas tennis player used to occupy the 86 world position on march, now he could rank around the 32 professional world position, the highest result on his career so far and the highest rank for a Colombian tennis player in the ATP singles world ranking.