Carlos Alcaraz takes the first step in the defense of Umag

MADRID, July 28 (.) –

The Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz beat Slovakian Norbert Gombos (6-2, 6-3) in his debut at the Umag tournament (Croatia), in the ATP 250 category and which is played on clay, the first step in defending the title he won last year.

Alcaraz entered strongly in a special event, which was the first ATP title of his career, a list of winners that is already five. Last week the Murcian from Hamburg resisted him, where he fell in the final against the Italian Lorenzo Musetti.

The one from El Palmar, who aspires to defend Umag and add the fifth title of 2022, in turn premiered his status as number five in the world with a solid performance, in which he saved the seven ‘break’ balls that his team had. rival. In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz will face Argentine Facundo Bagnis.

Gombos, number 117 in the world, lost his serve in the first game of both sets, enough income for the first seed to take command of the match. The Murcian saved a compromised second game of the match and signed a second ‘break’ in the seventh.

In the second act, Alcaraz still had to fight against a rival who was notable for filming in Umag for at least the first round, but the Spaniard, with that early lead again, ended the Slovak resistance with another ‘break’ that gave the game (6-3).

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