Frenchman Manuel Guinard, from qualifying, was eliminated in straight sets by Argentinian Francisco Cerúndolo (29th in the world) (7-6 (7/5), 6-2) in the second round of the ATP 250 tournament in Gijón.
After a disputed first set, going as far as the tie-break won 7 to 5 by Cerundolo, the Frenchman was unable to keep his face-off by conceding the break early in the second set, without ever being able to return to the game.
In the previous round, Guinard, 153rd in the world, defeated the Italian Fabio Fognini (59th) (4-6, 6-0, 2-0, ab.), signing in Spain, the best victory of his career .
Last French representative of the tournament, Arthur Rinderknech, 56th in the world, will face the Spaniard Pablo Carreño Busta in the quarter-finals on Thursday, when Cerúndolo, the scorer of Guinard, will challenge the Austrian Dominic Thiem.