the greek Stefanos Tsitsipasfourth seeded, shall be measured by Grigor Dimitrov at its premiere in this edition of Rome Masters 1,000, after the Bulgarian sent American Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-4.
Tsitsipas, champion of the last tournament in Monte Carlo, will begin his journey to the Foro Italico with a Dimitrov who did not suffer to eliminate Nakashima and access the second round in less than two hours.
In all, the Greek and the Bulgarian have met six timeswith a clear balance of four wins in favor of Tsitsipas, currently number 5 in the world ranking.
Tsitsipas, who will debut on Wednesday, arrives in the Roman capital tournament after being eliminated in the semifinals of the Madrid tournament against German Alexander Zverev, in a tournament that was finally won by Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, none of the stops on the tennis circuit.
For his part, the Argentine Sebastián Báez defeated Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in the first round of the Masters 1,000 in Rome in three sets (6-3, 6-7 (7) and 6-2) and will meet German Alexander Zverev in the second round.
Báez was stuck in the long second set, which lasted more than an hour, after the first set he controlled from start to finish, to settle in the final stake with a resounding 6-2 where he three times broke the service of a Dutchman, number 67 in the world, who came in to put the 2-0 in favor of him on the scoreboard.
The Argentine, number 37, reacted in time to recover from the ‘break’ he received in the third set and signed six consecutive games to prove his passing in the second round, where he will face the second -seeded Italian tournament and finalist in the Madrid Open.
This is the first time Báez and Zverev will meet officially in an ATP tournament.
Source: La Verdad
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