Albert Ramos will be the first rival of Carlos Alcaraz in Rome


The Spanish tennis player Albert Ramos will be the first rival of Carlos Alcaraz in the tournament in Rome, the fifth Masters 1000 of the year and which is played on clay, after winning this Thursday in three sets (6-4, 1-6, 6-4 ) to the Italian Francesco Passaro.

Ramos suffered to defeat the Italian player, ranked 126 in the ATP and invited by the organization, before whom he needed almost two hours and 20 to meet the second seed and winner last Sunday at the Mutua Madrid Open.

The Catalan tennis player lost the first set after conceding a break in the seventh game and not taking advantage of his options to the rest, but he reacted with authority in the second to force a third and definitive one where things went wrong for him. Passaro broke and went 3-0, but Ramos replied with five games in a row and was able to seal his appointment with the Murcian, whom he had against the ropes last year at Roland Garros.

For his part, Roberto Carballés from Tenerife found no rival in the Bolivian Hugo Dellien, taking the match in two sets (6-2,6-3) and will meet in the second round with the number 20 seed, the British Daniel Evans.

On the other hand, the bad news of the day was the defeat in the women’s draw of Nuria Párrizas, who ran into again, as happened in Madrid, with the Russian Veronika Kudermetova, semifinalist in the Caja Mágica and number one seed that prevailed. in two sets by 7-5, 6-2.