At the Andalucia Open 2021, on the clay-courts of Marbella, the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz beat the experienced countryman Feliciano Lopez in three sets with the final score of 4-6 6-2 6-4, showing maturity and great talent; a comparison with Rafael Nadal is inevitable, despite the boy's words.
Alcaraz will challenge the young Casper Ruud in the third round, in what promises to be a challenge of the future. In the other matches of the event, Fabio Fognini was defeated by Jaume Munar 6-2 6-1. Casper Ruud eliminated in straight sets for 6-3 6-2 the other Italian player Gianluca Mager.
Ilya Ivashka defeated young Spanish talent Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in two sets for 6-1 6-3. This week there are also the ATP event in Cagliari (Italy) and the WTA tournaments in Bogota (Colombia) and Charleston (USA).
Below the highlights of the third round matches in Marbella.