Robredo and Martínez win; Kuhn and Alcaraz, goodbye to Roland Garros

The man from Girona beat De Greef and the Valencian man Masur, while Kuhn was unable to beat Briton Liam Broady and Alcaraz fell to Australian Vukic.


The preliminary phase of Roland Garros has not started well for the Spanish tennis players. If this Sunday we knew that Bernabé Zapata could not compete after his coach's presumed positive for coronavirus, this Monday several Spanish tennis players have not been able to overcome the first round of the Paris tournament.

One of them is Carlos Alcaraz. The Murcian will not be able to play his first final phase at Roland Garros after losing to Australian Aleksandar Vukic 4-6, 7-6 (5) and 6-3 in two hours and 17 minutes, weighed down by the 37 unforced errors he committed during the match.

Alcaraz managed to advance in the match after taking advantage of the third set ball he had to break Vukic's serve in this first set.However, in the second set and with 2-4 in favor after a break in the sixth game, Alcaraz failed to take advantage of two match points in the ninth game that triggered a break for the Australian, who took the set to tie- break. In the tiebreaker Alcaraz had up to two minibreaks in favor, but four consecutive points from Vukic allowed him to take the set and force the third set.

In the third and final set Alcaraz started with a break that he would end up losing in the next game. In the sixth the Murcian gave up his service and could no longer react to the Australian, who stood firm with his serve to seal his pass to the second round of the previous one.

Nor did Nicola Kühn pass to the second round, who lost in straight sets to Britain's Liam Broady 6-4, 7-6 (4) .

Si will be in the second round of the qualifying round for Tommy Robredo from Girona, who clearly beat Belgian Arthur De Greef 6-4 and 6-2. Robredo will now face the Taiwanese Jason Jung, who beat the Japanese Yosuke Watanuki 6-2 and 6-0.

The Valencian Pedro Martínez, who suffered to beat German Daniel Masur in three sets, 7-5, 3-6 and 6-3, will also be in the second round of the preliminary phase. Martínez will now face the Dutch Robin Haase, who beat the Portuguese Joao Domingues 6-1 and 7-5.

The son of Andrés Gómez advances in the previous

Emilio Gómez, son of the legendary Ecuadorian player Andrés Gómez who won Roland Garros in 1990, defeated Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild in the first match of the tournament's qualifying phase 6-2 .

Gómez, 28, has easily imposed himself on his rival in a match that lasted 1 hour and 19 minutes, and in which he dominated the majority of statistical records, such as 83% of points won with the first service and another 83% of points earned on the net.

The Ecuadorian arrived at Roland Garros in position 154 of the classification of the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP), while his Brazilian rival was in 106.

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