The Spaniard Pablo Carreño (world number 30) has qualified for the second round of the Australian Open, winning the Slovak Josef Kovalik (139) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 and 7-6 (2) in two hours and 40 minutes.

Carreño will play in the second round to German Peter Gojowczyk (120) who eliminated American Christopher Eubanks in four sets. In case of beating Gojowczyk, the next rival of the Gijon could be the number one in the world, Rafa Nadal. “I am one of the players who looks at the table and I know that if I continue advancing rounds Rafa would play me in third,” admitted Carreño, who managed to overcome the first game in Melbourne Park for the fourth consecutive year.



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