Tennis: De Miñaur debuts in Villena with victory over Sousa

Australian tennis player Alex De Miñaur started his participation in the 25th anniversary tournament of the Juan Carlos Ferrero-Equelite Academy, that is disputed in the Alicante town of Villena with victory, after prevailing this Friday 6-2 and 6-4 on the Portuguese Joao Sousa.

De Miñaur, of a Uruguayan father and a Spanish mother, will play, this way, on Saturday his pass to the grand final of the tournament, played with limited audience and under strict sanitary protocol, with the young Spanish tennis player Carlos Alcaraz.

Alcaraz, only 17 years old and a pupil of Juan Carlos Ferrero, defeated Joao Sousa on Thursday 0-6, 7-6 and 6-3, in a match in which the Murcia tennis player overcame the blank set that fit into the first sleeve.

Much less trouble had the Australian Alex de Miñaur, number 26 in the world ranking, to break in his debut in the “David Ferrer Group” to the Portuguese, who never found the formula to respond to the solid game played by the ocean during the entire match .

For his part, in the “Grupo Juan Carlos Ferrero” Malaga’s Alejandro Davidovich made up for the loss -6-4, 3-6 and 6-3- that he conceded on the first day against Pablo Carreño from Gijón, after winning this Friday 6-4 and 7-5 to the ilicitano Mario Vilella.

A result that leaves Davidovich at the expense of Carreño, 25 in the world, who will certify his passing to the grand final tomorrow if he manages to beat Vilella.