The Spanish tennis player Bernabé Zapata surpassed this Monday his debut in the Estoril tournament (Portugal), scoring for the ATP and which is played on clay, after defeating Argentine Federico Coria 6-4, 6-3, while his compatriot Pablo Andújar had to leave.
The Valencian player, classified from the previous one, got rid of Coria with solvency, number 52 in the world, who had his best chance in the first set where he was able to recover from a 3-0 lead to lead 4-3 and serve.
However, Zapata reacted and achieved two ‘breaks’ to win the first set, while in the second he returned to take the lead thanks to a break in the sixth game. Coria replied instantly, but the Spaniard broke once more to later seal his passage to a second round to meet Alejandro Davidovic, fourth seed and finalist in Monte Carlo.
For his part, Pablo Andújar from La Mancha could not accompany him to this second round after having to withdraw in his duel against the Portuguese Nuno Borges, a guest of the organization. The man from Cuenca led 4-2 when he conceded seven consecutive games to lose the first quarter 6-4 and find himself down 3-0 in the second, at which point he decided to leave the match