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Sebastian Baez

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Alias: Sebastián Báez
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Bio He is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Báez has won four ATP titles, six ATP Challengers and five ITF singles titles and one ITF doubles title to date. Báez became the top-ranked junior in the ITF combined ranking on 12 March 2018.

Báez made his ATP debut at the 2021 Chile Open where he lost to 2019 Junior French Open champion Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune in straight sets.

He earned his first tour-level win at the 2021 Hamburg European Open, where he defeated Frenchman Corentin Moutet in the first round.

Baez became the youngest player in history to claim five ATP Challenger Tour titles in a season, lifting the trophy in Concepcion (d. F. Cerundolo), Santiago (d. Barrios Vera), Zagreb (d. Varillas), Santiago-3 (d. Meligeni Rodrigues Alves) and Buenos Aires (d. Monteiro). He qualified for the 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan after the withdrawal of Jenson Brooksby due to an abdominal injury. Baez advanced to the semifinals with wins over third seed Lorenzo Musetti and eighth seed Hugo Gaston. He lost in the semifinals against top seed Carlos Alcaraz.

He reached the top 100 for the first time in his career at World No. 97 in the ATP year-end rankings on November 22, 2021 after winning his sixth Challenger in Campinas, Brazil.

Baez started the year in the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1 where he lost in the final round of qualifying and got in the main draw as a lucky loser. He was defeated by Emil Ruusuvuori in straight sets on the first round. The following week at the 2022 Sydney International, Baez got entry as a qualifier and defeated Christopher O'Connell in three sets. He lost in the second round to Lorenzo Sonego.

On his debut at the 2022 Australian Open he defeated Albert Ramos Viñolas for his first Grand Slam win in his career. In the second round he faced a top-10 opponent for the first time in his career, World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas. He lost in four sets in a hard fought match. As a result he entered the top 80 at World No. 77 on January 31, 2022.

He reached his first ATP-level quarterfinal at the 2022 Córdoba Open, defeating Fernando Verdasco and World No. 18 and third seed Cristian Garín. Baez received a wildcard in his hometown tournament, the 2022 Argentina Open, where he defeated Holger Rune and lost again to Lorenzo Sonego in the second round. The following week at the 2022 Rio Open, he surpassed the qualifying stages with three-set wins against Nikola Milojević and Yannick Hanfmann. He was defeated by Thiago Monteiro in the first round.

At the 2022 Chile Open Baez was the 7th seed, the first time he was seeded in an ATP tournament. He reached his maiden ATP Tour final, defeating Juan Pablo Varillas, fellow countryman Juan Ignacio Londero, Thiago Monteiro and Albert Ramos-Viñolas in the semis. He lost to Pedro Martínez in the final. As a result he reached the top 60 on March 7, 2022.

At the 2022 Estoril Open Baez reached the second semifinal of the season defeating third seed Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet en route. As a result of reaching the semifinals, he debuted in the top 50. Next he defeated Albert Ramos Viñolas to reach his second final of the season and of his career. He won his maiden title defeating third seed Frances Tiafoe and moved into the top 40 on May 2, 2022.

He made his debut at the 2022 French Open and at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships and won his first match at each of the Majors defeating Dusan Lajovic and Taro Daniel respectively.

He reached his third final at the 2022 Swedish Open in Bastad with a win over second seed, top-10 player Andrey Rublev, where he lost to compatriot Francisco Cerundolo. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 32 on July 18, 2022.

In October seeded sixth, he defeated No. 50 Lorenzo Sonego at the 2022 Tennis Napoli Cup and snapped an 11-match losing streak.

In February of 2023, he won the second title of his career at the Córdoba Open in Argentina, defeating Luciano Darderi, Tomás Barrios Vera, Hugo Dellien, and compatriot Federico Coria on clay.

He reached the top 30 in the rankings on April 17, 2023 following the 2023 Monte-Carlo Masters.

In August, Báez won the third and fourth titles of his career as part of a ten-match winning streak. He won the singles title at the Austrian Open Kitzbühel on clay, defeating Dominic Thiem in the final in straight sets. Next, he won the singles title at the 2023 Winston-Salem Open on hard courts, defeating Jiří Lehečka in the final also in straight sets.

At the US Open he reached the third round of a Major for the first time defeating 27th seed Borna Ćorić and Felipe Meligeni Alves before losing to eventual finalist and third seed Daniil Medvedev.

Following the 2024 Australian Open where he reached a Grand Slam third round for the second time in his career, he moved to a new career-high into the top 25 in the singles rankings.

As the defending champion, at the 2024 Córdoba Open, he reached the semifinals for a second consecutive year but lost to qualifier Luciano Darderi.
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