Feliciano López gives the first point to Spain

Feliciano lopez has given the first point to Spain in the Davis Cup debut against Ecuador by beating Roberto Quiroz by 6-3 and 6-3.

Champion in the last edition in 2019, the Spanish team faces the defense of the title without its first two players, Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista, injured, to which was added on Thursday the loss of Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image, for positive of Covid-19.

Decisive serve

Feliciano lopez has imposed his experience and his powerful service (9 ‘aces’ and 83% effectiveness with the first serve) to dominate an opponent who has entered the court of the Madrid Arena, nothing to lose. Roberto Quiroz (291 in the world), left-handed like Feliciano, was sure with the ball in play but was overwhelmed from the service point by the veteran tennis player from Toledo who has gone from less to more to prevail in 40 minutes.

In the second sleeve Quiroz has kept the pulse until Feliciano lopez He has made a second ‘break’ (3-2) to regain the advantage on the scoreboard and not miss the victory that has finished off in 1 hour and 21 minutes, with a final passing shot from the right and with a total of 13 ‘aces’ and 13 winners.

. The tennis player from Toledo (106 world), chosen by the captain Sergi BrugueraTo dispute the first point, he has shown on the track his experience in the Davis Cup, in which at 39 he has won five salad bowls.

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In the second individual Pablo Carreño, Spanish number 1, will face Emilio Gómez, son of the Roland Garros champion, Andrés Gómez.

Spain needs to win all three tie points against Ecuador before the possibility of being second in the group, after the powerful Russia, to qualify for one of the two places of the second best of the six groups of the tournament that will access the quarterfinals. The victory of Sweden and Croatia 3-0 on the first day, forced the Spanish tennis players not to fail, or give up any points.


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