Pedro Martínez lost this Sunday in the opening match of the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open against Tommy Paul, who had already beaten him in Monte Carlo only 20 days ago, on that occasion because the Valencian felt bad and had to retire. This time, the 23-year-old American, 58th in the world, won in straight sets. (6-4 and 7-5) and he will be the one who plays in the second round against Russian Andrey Rublev, sixth favorite.
Martínez has become a balm for Paul, as he has only won two of his last seven games, and both have been against the Spanish., who has yet to win an ATP match in his country (defeats against Lajovic in Barcelona 2018 and against Ivashka this year in Marbella). Pedro only had one break opportunity, which he did not take advantage of, in the whole game, and lost his serve twice, once in each set, enough for Paul to ensure the triumph.
Munar lets the victory slip away against De Miñaur
Juame Munar lost a great chance to win against a difficult opponent, such as Alex de Miñaur, and he let a match that he had gotten on track slip away and that he finally lost 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1. The Mallorcan had a 3-1 advantage in the second set, but from there he fell apart and the Australian, who had lost five of his last six games, turned the score against a Munar who had only played matches on land and it was more shot. De Minaur will face the South African Harris or the Bulgarian Dimitrov in the second round.
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