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Updated

Tuesday,
18
February
2020

11:04

“Remember this tournament all my life,” said the teenager after beating Albert Ramos in Ro de Janeiro.

Alcaraz, in a tournament last year.

The young Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz, from 16 years, has achieved the first ATP victory of his career after imposing himself on his compatriot Albert Ramos in his tournament debut Ro de Janeiro (Brazil), of category ATP 500 and that is disputed clay, after a day that has also left the classifications of Pablo Andjar Y Pedro Martnez and deletions of Fernando Verdasco, Roberto Carballs and Alejandro Davidovich.

Alcaraz, who entered the tournament thanks to a invitation of the organization, surprised Ramos, seventh seeded, after more than three and a half hours of the game (7-6, 4-6 and 7-6). The Murcia, trained by the former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero and 407 of the world ranking, achieved its first ATP point with only 14 years and now its inaugural victory in the world circuit is noted.

“I always go out on the track with the idea of ​​winning regardless of the opponent because if you don't think you can win, you don't have to play. Remember this tournament throughout my life“Alcaraz said after beating an opponent who doubles his age and before measuring himself in the round of 16 with Argentina's Federico Coria.

They also agreed to this Andjar round, after taking the other clearly Spanish duel of the day against Verdasco (6-3, 6-3), and Pedro Martnez, who traced his commitment against the Bolivian Hugo Dellien (3-6, 6-2, 7-5). The two Spaniards will face each other for a place in quarters.

In the chapter on casualties, in addition to Ramos and Verdasco They also said goodbye to the first Carballs exchange, surpassed by the Argentine Federico Delbonis (6-2, 6-4), and Alejandro Davidovich, who could not retain his initial advantage against the local Thiago Seyboth (5-7, 7-6 , 7-5).

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