Albert Ramos has sent Cincinnati away with discomfort


The Spanish Albert Ramosnumber 40 in the ATP ranking, lost this Tuesday 6-2 and 6-3 against the Italian Fabio Fogni (n.61), in the first round of Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000 which culminated in significant discomfort in the left leg.

Ramos, 34 and this year’s champion in Córdoba, suffered what appeared to be a muscular problem in his left leg at the start of the second set and was unable to recover against Fognini who entered the main draw a lucky loser.

The Spanish player had two break points in the opening game of the match, but Fognini overruled them and played a set of high technical level to win it on merit 6-2.

Ramos has only won twice in his career against the Italian in twelve precedents. Fognini won the first eight in a row and now has two in a row, after the Spaniard beat him in Vienna 2016 and Rio 2017.

The player from Mataró (Barcelona) achieved an important break at the beginning of the second set (2-1), but during the break he had to seek medical help due to a problem with his left leg.

He was able to continue competing, but had clear difficulties moving to the sideline, and served the next game and the eighth game.

With commitment, he was able to protect Fognini and also had, with 3-5 in the light, two break balls to try to change the history of the match.

However, he failed to take advantage of them and Fognini sentenced the clash with a decisive 6-3, after an hour and 23 minutes of play.

The 34-year-old Italian will face the Russian in the second round Andrew Rublev, sixth seed.

The Italian Jannik Sinnertenth seed, needed three hours and fourteen minutes to defeat the Australian in the third set tiebreaker Thanasis Kokkinakis (6-7(9), 6-4 and 7-6(6)).

Sinner will be the rival of the winner of the match between the Spaniards Pablo Carreno and the Serbian Myomir Kecmanovic in the second round.

Source: La Verdad


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