Casper Ruud presents his credentials to the title
Despite the cloudy skies, the level of tennis played by all the players who took part in the second day of the final phase of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has been brilliant, highlighting the step forward of three of the top seeds of the line-up, such as Casper Ruud, Cameron Norrie and Diego Schwartzman.
In the case of Ruud, the Norwegian tennis player has confirmed the good sensations he had displayed so far in the training he had developed in the RCTB courts. The number two of the tournament arrives with spirit and strength and, after one hour and 28 minutes, has sealed his pass to the next round leaving Brandon Nakashima in the ditch.
Cameron Norrie, fourth seed of the tournament, had to work hard to avoid being out of the competition in his first match. After losing the first set against Gerasimov, the British player came back little by little and in the last set and under the artificial lights he sealed his pass to the next round. In the case of Diego Schwartzman, the Argentine tennis player defeated Mackenzie Mcdonald in two comfortable sets and hopes, like so many other players from Latin America, to advance and progress on the brick dust to which they are so well adapted.
Regarding the players of the Spanish ‘Armada’, Carlos Taberner, a player coming from the qualifying round, was the only positive result of the matches played by the Spanish players today in the singles draw, since Roberto Carballés, Pablo Andújar and Pedro Martínez were unable to overcome their rivals and were eliminated from the tournament.
Finally, in the doubles, Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer were the first duo to advance to the next round. Veterans Mahut and Roger-Vasselin were unable to stay alive in the competition after losing to Krawietz and Mies. Meanwhile, in the last match of the day, we will have to wait until tomorrow to know the winners because the rain has appeared to suspend the match between David Marrero and Jaume Munar, RCTB player, against the also Spanish Pedro Martinez and Italian Lorenzo Sonego.