The Spanish tennis player advances to the second round of the Chinese tournament after a solid victory against local player Zhou by a double score of 6-2.
It began Beijing ATP for the second highest ranked Spaniard in the Chinese event with a match that seemed simple before it began. Alexander Davidovich He arrived after losing in the third round of the US Open, falling in the Davis Group stage and losing in the Laver Cup against Cerúndolo. Yi Zhou He had just reached the fourth round at the US Open Junior and lost to Cristian Garín in the first round of Zhuhai despite performing at a high level. The face-to-face between the two premiered with this match in which the Spaniard was a large favorite to advance to the second round.
Davidovich starts strong
Alejandro Davidovich jumped onto the court trying to prevent the momentum of his young rival from causing him problems as happened in his match against Garín. Thanks to this, he took a break in the third game to begin to open up the gap on the scoreboard and start ahead from the early stages. Furthermore, he repeated his strategy in the fifth game with a new break that made him distance himself to 5-1 in the light. The set had little else, with both winning their respective service games without much complication in two games that had little in terms of tennis. Thus, a 6-2 gave the first set to the player from Malaga who put half a foot in the next round.
Alejandro closes the meeting
The second set began again with significant control of the court by the Spanish player, who broke in the first game of the set to calmly face the rest of the set. However, Alejandro relaxed and the Chinese tennis player managed to return the break in the fourth game to make it 2-2. This was the wake-up call that Davidovich needed to not get overconfident, causing him to raise the level again to make it 3-2 with a new break. After this game, the Spaniard won his game at love, broke again for 5-2 and closed the match by winning his next serve at love. With a double 6-2, the tennis player from Malaga is already in the second round.
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