Mixed luck for the two Spanish representatives at the ATP 250 in Eastbourne (England), a tournament that is played on grass. Alejandro Davidovich, seeded sixth, beat Mikael Ymer, while Albert Ramos, seventh, could not beat Finn Emil Ruusuvuori.
Davidovich went from less to more to win 7-5 and 6-1 against the 22-year-old Swede and 98th in the world, who this year beat Carlos Alcaraz at the Australian Open and Jaume Munar in Parma. In a duel of remains, the Malaga player broke his rival’s serve eight times and will be seen this Wednesday in the second round with the British guest James Ward or the Canadian Vasek Pospisil. Davidovich had lost to Ymer in their only previous meeting, two years ago in Bastad.
Ramos, meanwhile, was not able to beat the 22-year-old Finn and 79th in the ranking, who won 6-4 and 6-3 and will face the Italian Andreas Seppi, who beat the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (5) and 6-1. The Catalan wasted an initial break of advantage in the first set and from there the game was complicated, even though he had two break options at the start of the second set.