Spanish tennis players Pedro Martínez and Carlos Taberner passed the first round of the Kitzbühel tournament on Monday (Austria), of ATP 250 category and that is disputed over land, while Jaume Munar fell on his debut.
Martínez signed a great start in the Austrian appointment to beat the French Lucas Pouille in three sets (6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4). The Valencian, who comes from only one victory in Bastad and Umag, he took a good momentum that he will also need in the second round, since his compatriot awaits him Roberto Bautista.
While, Taberner took advantage of his entry into the main draw as ‘lucky loser’, by beating the Brazilian Thiago Seyboth with a comeback included (3-6, 6-3, 6-2), and will now face the third seed, the Serbian Filip Krajinovic.
The bad news for Spanish interests was the elimination of Munar at the first exchange, ninth seeded, who gave in an intense two-hour clash with the Slovak Jozef Kovalik (6-4, 6-4).