Feliciano López beats Herbert and Ramos falls against Djere

Feliciano López does not stop fighting on the ATP circuit. The 38-year-old from Toledo beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Wednesday 6-4 and 6-3 in the first round of the Generali Open in Kitzbühel (Austria) and will face Argentine Guido Pella in the second round, who on Tuesday dismounted the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka.

Who could not pass was Albert Ramos, who squandered a clear lead in the third set (4-0) and finally lost to Laszlo Djere 6-1, 3-6 and 7-6. The Serbian will face the Italian Sinner, who could with the German Kohlschreiber (6-3 and 6-2).

Feliciano, who has a decisive serve when it works on the ground, won 86% of points with first (9 aces) and 64% with second, very high percentages. That and his one-handed backhand that he used with a variety of strokes, put him on the path to victory against a remarkable doubles player who does not finish curdling in singles, and who in the last bars of the game missed some fairly easy volleys. “What I need is to win games like this, because I have only been able to play two because of the pandemic,” López said.