Nicolas Almagro will rival Rafa Nadal
The opening day of the Miami Open Itau which was held Wednesday in Florida featured four Spanish. Some were of lime and other sand. The Spaniard Nicolas Almagro won in three sets to Ukrainian Sergyi Stakhovsky and Catalan Albert Ramos Portuguese Joao Sousa but another Catalan Marcel Granollers surprisingly lost to the Korean Hyeon Chung and Marbella Adrian Menendez-Maceiras before the American Tim Smyczek.
Among the South Americans won only debuted Carlos Berlocq since Juan Monaco and Diego Schwartzman were eliminated. Besides local Smyczek taken the first step Sam Querrey, Jack Sock and Donald Young.
Nico Almagro had an awkward opponent boot on hard courts: Sergiy Stakhovsky, a player who inspired may concern either for good service and net game. Do not played each other since the Canadian Open in 2011 (victory for the Murcia). This time the victory to smile again but fought two hours 19 minutes 6-3 6-7 (3) 6-4. As a reward, Nico must be measured against Rafa Nadal.
Who earned an excellent debut was Albert Ramos thrashing the Portuguese Sousa by a large 6-2 6-2. Will face in the second round at French Adrian Mannarino. The big surprise was the defeat of Marcel Granollers to the Korean novel Hyeon Chung , only 18 years old but highly mobile, who won 6-0 4-6 6-4. The East will face Tomas Berdych . Finally Adrian Menendez lost to Tim Smyczek after winning the first 4 to 6 September 6-3 6-4. The local reappeared go against French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (11).
Following the lower section of Miami box, the British James Duckworth won the Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 6-3 3-6 6-3. His next opponent will be the Spaniard Fernando Verdasco . The German Jan-Lennard Struff beat his veteran compatriot Benjamin Becker 3-7 7-6 (10) 6-4, measured at Albacete Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
One of the unexpected results was the victory of the Belgian Reuben Bemelmans over Argentine Juan Monaco 7-5 6-7 (4) 6-4. Also Schwartzman Diego succumbed to the Austrian Dominik Thiem 7-6 (0) 7-5. A more Argentine Carlos Berlocq defeated the Australian ascending Thanassi Kokkinakis 6-4 3-6 6-2.
While grieving Serb Filip Krajinovic beat Dusan Lajovic 2-6 7-6 (5) 4-2 and withdrawal. Another retreat was the Taiwanese Yen-Hsun Lu while trailing 1-5 with American Donald Young . In the same key Dutchman Robin Haase won 6-2 6-2 wildcard South African Kyle Edmund and Finn Jarkko Nieminen Australian Marinko Matosevic 6-3 6-3.]
Finally the American Jack Sock and Sam Querrey advanced defeating the Japanese Go Soeda and Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos respectively 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-3.