IMG Academy’s Gianluigi Quinzi reached his second career pro Futures singles final in Colombia at the Colombia F2 Futures in Bogota on Friday. Quinzi, who turned 17-years-old in February, is currently ranked No. 556 on the ATP World Tour.
Along the way to his second career Futures final appearance, Quinzi turned in a valiant performance. In the second round, Quinzi crushed Chile’s Guillermo Rivera-Aranguiz in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. Aranguiz is seven years older than Quinzi, and boasted a higher ranking at No. 365 ATP. In the next round, Quinzi had an even bigger test when he took on 25-year old Nicolas Barrientos of Colombia, ranked No. 284 ATP. Quiniz bested Barrientos by a score of, 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-2. In the semi-finals, Quinizi retired his opponent, before eventually falling to 30-year old Carlos Salamanca of Colombia in the final.
A native of Citadella, Italy, Quinzi has been training at IMG Academy since he was eight-years old. In addition to his participation in pro events, Quinzi is currently No. 3 on the ITF Junior World Rankings. He has been ranked as high as No. 1 in the world among juniors.