Even under the impact of the positive by Covid of Carlos Alcaraz, whose low was added to the progressive decapitalization of Copa's defenders, Spain went to Feliciano López to open the elimination against Ecuador, whose clear favorable resolution depends on the Classification for quarters of rooms. Alledo, 40, reached him with efficiency in the service, one of the best letters of presentation of him, to defeat Roberto Quiroz 6-3 and 6-3, in an hour and 21 minutes.
Feli is still liked playing tennis and although age and responsibilities as director of Mutual Madrid Open have reduced his presence in the circuit resists dropping the red blade. The precarious situation of the team that Capitanite Sergi Bruguera placed him in an individual game for whom he in principle was not nominated.
His adversary, Roberto Quiroz, 291º of the world, 29 years old, won his first ATP match three courses in Quito, after entering the picture with an invitation. He has taken career in second or third order tournaments and with his country's shirt, always without great aspirations. From Quiroz, the genealogy of him is drawn: he is nephew of Andrés Gómez, champion of Roland Garros in 1990, and cousin of Nicolás Lopentti, Top Ten in the 90s.
He wanted to believe that he could, as some Ecuadorian followers shouted from the stand of a turned madrid sand, by having four balls of break in the initial game, but that conviction was fading as Feliciano, with four titles of the Davis On the flap, he pulled out of office and service.
In the duel between left-handed, he never moved away too much Quiroz on the scoreboard, showing that in Davis things are equal and that for Feli they have spent their best days. It is, in any case, primordial weapons in this type of surface and firm commitment with a team in this particularly needed edition.Date Of Update: 26 November 2021, 12:01