Spanish tennis player Pedro Martínez beat Aleksandr Bublik in two sets (6-3 and 6-0) this Tuesday and goes to the second round of the Estoril Portugal Open, where he will face the British Cameron Norrie, who could with the Portuguese Joao Sousa (6-1 and 6-3).
The Valencian tennis player from Alcira, 24, is ranked 100 in the ATP and has 11 victories and 17 defeats since his debut in 2016, while the Kazakh Bublik, 23, is in the ranking of 43, with a total of 100 games in his career. Martínez is the second Spaniard to advance to the round of 16 in Estoril after Alejandro Davidovich's victory on Monday, while Jaume Munar fell to Frenchman Chardy. —EFE
Alcaraz pushes Cilic to the limit
Carlos Alcaraz came close to surprising another top player in Estoril by forcing the third set (6-3, 1-6 and 6-4) in his match against Marin Cilic, former world number 3 and winner of 18 titles, including the 2014 US Open, although it is true that he is not going through his best moment and now occupies the 42nd position of the classification. “Carlos is a great young talent who is coming and he definitely has an incredible future ahead of him,” said the Croatian. 32-year-old over a rival 15 years his junior.
Alcaraz, who passed over the Balkan in the second set, lifted a match point at 6-4, but could not save the second with his serve, after having broken five times that of his rival, a renowned server who added six aces. Cilic, who had never played in Estoril, will face Portuguese Nuno Borges in the round of 16 and the Spaniard will travel to Madrid to prepare for his debut at the Mutua Madrid Open, where you will play with an invite. —N. TO.
Ramos beats Verdasco and Carballés substitutes Nishikori
Albert Ramos beat this Tuesday by a double 6-3 the Spanish Fernando Verdasco and goes to the round of 16 at the Estoril Open, where he will meet the French Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who beat his compatriot Gilles Simon (7-5 and 6-3). Ramos, 33, is ranked 46th in the ATP rankings, while his 37-year-old opponent is 71st in the rankings.
The match closes the day of today in which a change was notified: the Japanese Kei Nishikori, 41st in the ranking, leaves the competition after injuring his right abductor during training yesterday, as reported by the Estoril Open on his official Twitter account. Nishikori, who played tomorrow against South African Kevin Anderson, will be replaced by Spanish Roberto Carballés, which was defeated on April 25 by Nuno Borges in two sets (5-7, 4-6). —EFE
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