The French Veteran Jeremy chardy He imposed himself on Spanish Albert ramos by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-4 in two hours of play in the first round of the ATP 500 in Dubai.
After his good performance in Argentine lands, with final in Córdoba and semifinals in Buenos Aires, Bouquets saw his streak cut before Chardy, and is the first of the five Spaniards participating this year in Dubai to say goodbye to the tournament.
They do it too Roberto Bautista, champion in 2018, Pablo Carreño, Alexander Davidovich, who entered the box after the loss of the Australian Nick kyrgios, Y Bernabé Zapata, who made it to the main draw by beating the Moldovan Radu Albot by 2-6, 7-5 and 6-4 in two hours and 22 minutes.
In another first round match, the Japanese Kei nishikori he conceded 13 ‘aces’ from his rival, but defeated the American Reilly opelka by 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4.
Davidovich he should have debuted this Sunday against Lorenzo Sonego, but when the fifth seed dropped at the last minute, the Swiss Stan wawrinka, champion in 2016, due to fatigue, the Italian has occupied the Swiss box, and the Spanish will debut this Monday against a player repechaled from the previous phase.
The first favorite, after the losses of Roger Federer, Gael monfils, Matteo berrettini Y Kyrgios, and the resignation of Rafael Nadal to the invitation that the tournament offered him, it is the Austrian Dominic Thiem, number four in the world who aspires to become the first player of this nationality to win the tournament since Thomas muster in 1997 and thus achieve his 18th title.
For Thiem It will be his second intervention in Dubai, where in 2015 he lost in the first round to Baptist. Other seeds are the Russians Andrei Rublev (2 and Karen kachanov (8), the Canadian Denis Shapovalov (3), Baptist (4), the Belgian David goffin (5) and Carreno (6).