Rio de Janeiro: Garin fought, Verdasco did not exist

Marie Mahé, published on Monday February 17, 2020 at 11:47 p.m.

This Monday, in the first round of the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Cristian Garin worked to get rid of Andrej Martin, while Fernando Verdasco did not exist, against Pablo Andujar.

Cristian Garin is not far from the correctional. This Monday, the Chilean, 25th world player and seeded n ° 3, had to work in the first round of the ATP 500 tournament in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, on clay, to overcome the Slovak Andrej Martin, 94th world player, in three innings (4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)) and 3h10 of play. A victory in forceps as the Chilean found it difficult to conclude, he who obtained four first match balls, in the final set, at 5-6 and service to follow for his opponent, before spoiling three new ones in the decisive game, to end up having the last word . Not without difficulty. At the same time, the Spanish Fernando Verdasco had less chances. The 49th world player, seeded n ° 9, even fell rather heavily, against his compatriot Pablo Andujar-Alba, 59th world player, in two small innings (6-3, 6-3) and 1h29 of play.

RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil, ATP 500, clay, € 1,769,151)
Title holder: Laslo Djere (SER)

1st round
Thiem (AUT, n ° 1) – Meligeni (BRE, WC)
Munar (ESP) – Caruso (ITA)
Domingues (POR, Q) – Sousa (POR)
Mager (ITA, Q) – Ruud (NOR, n ° 8)

Pella (ARG, n ° 4) – Monteiro (BRE)
Balazs (HUN, LL) – Cuevas (URU)
Martinez (ESP, Q) – Dellien (BOL)
Andujar (ESP) bat Verdasco (ESP, n ° 9): 6-3, 6-3

Ramos-Viñolas (ESP, n ° 7) – Alcaraz (ESP, WC)
Moutet (FRA) – Coria (ARG, Q)
Delbonis (ARG) defeats Carballes Baena (ESP): 6-2, 6-4
Garin (CHI, n ° 3) bat Martin (SLQ): 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)

Coric (CRO, n ° 5) – Londero (ARG)
Davidovich Fokina (ESP) – Seyboth Wild (BRE, WC)
Mayer (ARG) – Sonego (ITA)
Cecchinato (ITA) – Lajovic (SER, n ° 2)