the Asturian Pablo Carreno (19) joined the positive day of the Spanish so far in Melbourne Park after comfortably overcome the Argentine of the previous Tomás Martín Etchevarry by 6-1, 6-2 and 7-6 (2) in a game that slightly exceeded two hours.
Carreno joined Carlos Alcaraz, Sarah Sorribes, Peter Martinez Y Rafael Nadal as Spaniards who opened their way with victory on the opening day.
The most aggressive version of a Carreño that subdued his rival’s defensive style with 40 winners confirmed his improvement experienced during an ATP Cup in which he was a finalist after Spain’s stumble against Canada.
The next rival of the third best ranked Spanish in the ATP ranking will be known after the conclusion of the clash between the Italian Fabio Fognini and the Dutch Tallon Girekspoor.
Alcaraz confirms his great form
the young spanish Carlos Alcaraz, 18, easily beat Chilean Alejandro Tabilo 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 in what was his debut as the top seed in a Grand Slam.
The match was close to two hours long and the Murcian could face each other in the next round to the Hungarian Marton Fucsovics or the Serbian Dusan Lajovic.
Alcaraz dominated with an imperial service after accumulating twelve aces and having an undeniable 80% of the points with first services.
His serving prowess contrasted with the nerves of his opponent, who normally dominates his matches with powerful serves, after concede a total of sixteen break balls.Alcaraz cut the good feelings that Tabilo experienced both in the ATP Cup, where he was about to beat Pablo Carreño, as in the previous phase after his three victories that qualified him for the final table.
The Murcian equaled his route from the last edition and could face Italian Matteo Berrettini in a hypothetical third round, which he already won in Vienna during 2021.
Pedro Martínez debuts with a hard-fought victory
Peter Martinez won in the first round of Australian Open Argentine Federico Delbonis by a tight 7-6(15), 3-6, 6-4 and 6-2 and became the second Spaniard to start on the right foot after the victory of his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz.
The tennis player from Alzira signed what will possibly be the tightest set of the competition after forgive up to seven set balls and save two of them in a sleeve that ended up taking after one hour and forty minutes.
Martínez will face in the next round the winner of the match against the Chilean Cristian Garín (16) with the Argentine Facundo Bagnis.
Sara Sorribes wins without complications
the castellonense Sarah Sorribes (32) debuted with conviction in the first round after beating the Belgian Kirsten Flipkens by an unappealable 6-4 and 6-1.
Sorribes, who equaled his best time at Melbourne Park after reaching the second round, made six unforced errors with his most consistent version that ended up despairing a Flipkens that went from more to less.
The veteran Belgian tennis player used the protected ranking to participate in the current edition of the Australian Open after she fell to 314th position on the WTA list.
Both tennis players melted into a warm hug after the conclusion of the crash and shared a brief and friendly conversation on the network of track 6 of Melbourne Park.
It was the first time that Sorribes started a Grand Slam with seeded status.
The next opponent of Sorribes, who landed 25 winning shots, will be known after the conclusion of the clash between the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk and French tournament guest Diane Parry.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.