THE BALL – João Sousa eliminated in the first round of Indian Wells (Tennis)

The Portuguese João Sousa lost against the Spaniard Pedro Martínez and said goodbye to the American Indian Wells tournament, in the United States.

João Sousa, who is the highest ranked Portuguese tennis player in the ATP ranking (85th) and who reached the main table as the lucky loser, lost in straight sets by partials of 6-4 and 7-5 against the Spaniard who occupies the 49th position in the world hierarchy.

Results of the 1st round:

Tomás Machac (CHE) defeated Alexei Popyrin (AUS) 6-3, 7-5

Filip Krajinovic (SRV) defeated Dusan Lajovic (SRV) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Mackenzie McDonald (USA) beat Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 7-6 (11/13), 7-5

Jeffrey Wolf (USA) defeated Hugo Gaston (FRA) 7-5, 6-4

Pedro Martínez (ESP) beat João Sousa (POR) 6-4, 7-5

Fabio Fognini (ITA) beat Pablo Andújar (ESP) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Jenson Brooksby (USA) beat Roberto Carballés Baena (ESP) 6-1, 6-4

Jack Sock (USA) defeats Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) 6-1, 6-1

Federico Coria (ARG) beat Pablo Cuevas (URU) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Lorenzo Musetti (ITA) beat Marcos Giron (USA) 6-3, 7-5

Alejandro Davidovich (ESP) beat Borna Coric (CRO) 6-7 (5/7), 6-0, 7-5

Laslo Djere (SRV) beat Kwon Soonwoo (COR) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

Benjamin Bonzi (FRA) defeated Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) 6-3, 7-5

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) beat Sebastián Báez (ARG) 6-4, 6-0

Christopher Eubanks (USA) defeated Maxime Cressy (USA) 5-7, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4

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