Pedro Martínez beats Querrey and Davidovich falls against Lajovic

Pedro Martínez, 107th in the world who is in his best year with qualification for the second round in Australia, eighth in Córdoba and Buenos Aires and fourth in Rio, beat the American Sam Querrey (47th) by 6-4 and 7-6 (3) on Tuesday against the forecast in 1h: 40 and will face Canadian Denis Shapovalov, who eliminated Argentine Guido, in the second round of the Masters 1,000 in Rome. Lump.

Martinez took the first set with a break in the fourth game and in the second he came back from a disadvantage of a disadvantage break and withstood the pressure of the American until the tiebreaker, in which he was superior and won the last four points.

He did not have the same fate as the Valencian Alejandro Davidovich (68th), who fell the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (25th) by a double 6-4 in 1h: 44. In the first set, the Malaga player lost his serve in the third game and then wasted two break points to equalize. The second started badly, with a break against him, then he managed to level the balance, but he returned to fit a break immediately afterwards and could no longer recover. A shame for Davidovich, who had just played the round of 16 at the US Open, for which he rose 28 places in the ranking. In fact, he was a betting favorite against Lajovic, despite the fact that the Balkan is better ranked than him. This will be measured against the Canadian Raonic, who beat Mannarino 7-6 (3) and 6-2.

Results of the day.