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Tour de las Americas
Paraguay Open (Men) 2023


$12,000 Men's Tour de las Americas Paraguay Open 2023, Club Internacional de Tenis, Asunción, Paraguay, PSA Challenger Tour 10
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Tour de las Americas
Paraguay Open 2023
Men's Draw
16 - 20 May
Asunción, Paraguay, $12k

[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [8] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) 11-4, 11-7, 11-4 (43m)

[8] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bt [4] Tom Walsh (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7 (88m)
[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [5] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) 11-7, 4-11, 11-8, 11-3 (56m)

[8] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bt [9/16] Macéo Lévy (FRA) 11-8, 14-12, 11-9 (44m)
[4] Tom Walsh (ENG) bt [7] Andrés Herrera (COL) 11-5, 11-8, 11-9 (66m)
[5] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) bt [3] Yannik Omlor (GER) 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 (37m)
[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bt [6] Edwin Clain (FRA) 11-7, 7-11, 11-3, 11-3 (48m)

2nd round:
[2] Christopher Gordon (USA) v [9/16] Macéo Lévy (FRA)
[8] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) v Jorge Gomez (MEX)
[7] Andrés Herrera (COL) v [9/16] Toufik Mekhalfi (FRA)
[4] Tom Walsh (ENG) v [9/16] Diego Gobbi (BRA)
[3] Yannik Omlor (GER) v [9/16] Leo Vargas (MEX)
[5] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) v [9/16] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA)
[6] Edwin Clain (FRA) v [9/16] Ondrej Vorlícek (CZE)
[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) v [9/16] Edgar Ramirez (COL)

1st round:
[2] Christopher Gordon (USA) bye
[9/16] Macéo Lévy (FRA) bt Segundo Portabales (ARG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-7 (31m)
Jorge Gomez (MEX) bt [9/16] Joeri Hapers (BEL) 12-10, 6-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-8 (69m)
[8] Jeremías Azaña (ARG) bye
[7] Andrés Herrera (COL) bye
[9/16] Toufik Mekhalfi (FRA) bt Damian Casarino (PAR) 11-4, 14-12, 11-1 (27m)
[9/16] Diego Gobbi (BRA) bt Carlos Vargas (MEX) 13-11, 11-2, 11-9 (34m)
[4] Tom Walsh (ENG) bye
[3] Yannik Omlor (GER) bye
[9/16] Leo Vargas (MEX) bt Felipe Tovar (COL) 11-6, 11-2, 11-6 (33m)
[9/16] Alejandro Enriquez (GUA) bt Pedro Mometto (BRA) 11-5, 10-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-1 (84m)
[5] Yannick Wilhelmi (SUI) bye
[6] Edwin Clain (FRA) bye
[9/16] Ondrej Vorlícek (CZE) bt [WC] Rafael Castillo (PAR) 11-1, 11-5, 11-5 (19m)
[9/16] Edgar Ramirez (COL) bt Francesco Marcantonio (PAR) 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5 (63m)
[1] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) bye
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Finals Report to follow

Leandro Romiglio with the Paraguay Open trophy

Leandro Romiglio with the Paraguay Open trophy

Argentina’s Leandro Romiglio secured his second title in as many weeks, beating compatriot Jeremias Azana to lift the Paraguay Open trophy.

Romiglio came into this week’s event after winning the Regatas Resistencia Open on home soil last Saturday. He was the top seed for this week’s Paraguay Open, the third event on the Tour de las Americas.

After receiving a first round bye, the Argentine started his campaign with a straight games win over Colombia’s Edgar Ramirez Bautista. That was followed by a four-game battle with Frenchman Edwin Clain, before e then downed Switzerland’s Yannick Wilhelmi.

The pair had met in the final in Resistencia last week, with Romiglio winning in straight games on that occasion. This week, they met in the last four, and it was a closer contest, with the Argentine winning in four games to advance to the final.

He took on compatriot and No.8 seed Jeremias Azana in the final on Saturday evening in Asuncion. The all-Argentine battle was only going one way from the off, with Romiglio in control throughout the contest. He won 11-4, 11-7, 11-4 to claim his second time in as many weeks, and his third success of the season.

Wilhelmi Aiming To Continue Good Form

Yannick Wilhelmi
Yannick Wilhelmi

The Paraguay Open is the next event on this year’s Tour de las Americas, Switzerland’s Yannick Wilhelmi will come into it having made two finals in two weeks.

The Swiss No.3 took his biggest Tour title at the Villa la Angostura Patagonia Open earlier this month, the opening event of the Tour de las Americas. He then followed that up by reaching the final of the Regatas Resistencia Open, also in Argentina, last week.

“It feels amazing to start off the tour with winning my biggest title so far. I have gone through a tough period with injuries which influenced my performance on court negatively, so it just feels great to finally step on court without any complications and just focus on the sport,” Wilhelmi admitted.

“I’m really happy that I was able to back my form up in the second event. It is quite challenging after winning a tournament to compete a few days later in the next one. So I’m proud of how I handled the situation.

“The first round was not easy considering that I had to flow back into the tournament rhythm after having a small break. I had successful games against good guys leading up to the final. In the final, Leandro [Romiglio] was just a bit to strong, he definitely deserved the win. Overall it was another great week for me.”

Prior to the Tour de las Americas, Wilhelmi had featured in the PSA World Championships Qualifying Event, but had not won a tournament since January 2022.

“I didn’t really come here with any expectations. I just wanted to play and enjoy the tournaments. Although I had some difficulties with my body, I felt like I was ready to compete and hoped for some good battles.

“I tried to just focus on one match at the time and have a positive mindset, therefore I felt that I was in a good shape and wanted to cause some upsets. Winning the first tournament was successful start and obviously the highlight of this trip for me.

Having played eight matches in two weeks, it has been a lengthy trip already for the Swiss man. He will be the No.5 seed this week in Paraguay, but he just wants to continue playing the way he does.

With a win and runner-up finish already to his name on the Tour, Wilhelmi has moved up to a career-high of World No.77. He is hoping that this run continues, so he can push towards becoming the third Swiss male player to be featuring in the Platinum level events in the near future.

“After two long weeks the most important part will be focussing on the regeneration. I feel squash-wise and mentally well prepared. I am content with my performance and don’t intend on changing much. I look forward to having another great week with good matches and just enjoy stepping on court pain free,” he explained.

“It’s always hard to put one number as a goal. Sometimes one improves well but the results don’t always reflect as one would expect them to. So for me personally it’s more about developing my game, staying confident in myself and improving step by step.

“After accomplishing good results, this is a great way to finish off my season and hopefully with a good start into the new one, it would be great to reach the top 60 by the end of the year.”

Argentina’s Leandro Romiglio, the man who defeated Wilhelmi in the final in Resistencia last week, will once again be the top seed for this week’s Challenger 10 level Paraguay Open.

American Christopher Gordon, Germany’s Yannik Omlor and England’s Tom Walsh will all be seeded above Wilhelmi, but the Swiss man is now ranked higher than his fellow Europeans, just one place below Gordon.

France’s Edwin Clain, Colombia’s Andres Herrera and Argentine Jeremias Azana will round out the eight seeds for the competition, which will take place at the Club Internacional de Tenis in Paraguay’s capital, Asuncion.

There will be three players featuring on home soil. Paraguayan No.1 Francesco Marcantonio will be the lead, along with Damian Casarino and Rafael Castillo, the latter of which will be the tournament’s wildcard.

The event takes place from Tuesday, May 16 to Saturday, May 20 at the Club Internacional de Tenis in Asuncion. Action from the Challenger 10 level tournament will be streamed across the Paraguay Squash Facebook page and the TigoSports YouTube Channel throughout the week.

The men’s draw of the Paraguay Open takes place this week, with the women’s to follow next week. Meanwhile, the PAC Open de Squash will be held in Brazil.

For more information on the event, Where available see the PSA Live Scores page, or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. Selected events will also be streamed live on SQUASHTV.

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