Atp Madrid, Darderi achieves the feat: Monfils ko. First victory in Master 1000 for the Italian


By John

An excellent Luciano Darderi overcame Gael Monfils with great momentum, entering the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open (prize money 9,249,713 euros), second Masters 1000 on clay taking place at the Caja Magica. The 22-year-old Italian-Argentine, number 60 ATP, prevailed over the Frenchman (40) in two sets with a score of 6-4, 6-2. Next opponent will be the American Taylor Fritz, number 13 in the world. Instead it will be up to Thiago Seyboth Wild to challenge Lorenzo Musetti, world number 29, in the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open. The Brazilian won over the Russian Roman Safiullin with a double 6-4.
OTHER FIRST ROUND RESULTS: Daniel Altmaier (Ger) b. Martin Landaluce (Esp) 6-1, 7-5; Taro Daniel (Jpn) b. Aleksandar Vukic (Aus) 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-1; Jaume Munar (Esp) b. Nuno Borges (Por) 7-5, 6-4; Mariano Navone (Arg) b. Alexei Popyrin (Aus) 7-5, 6-2; Alexander Shevchenko (Kaz) b. Arthur Rinderknech (Fra) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
In the women's field, Martina Trevisan immediately bids farewell to the «Mutua Madrid Open», Wta 1000 with a prize pool of 8,770,480. The 30-year-old left-hander from Florence, number 76 in the rankings who reached the round of 16 last year, lost after three hours and 16 minutes of play to Sloane Stephens, number 33 WTA and fresh from the success in Rouen, 6-3 5-7 6 -4.
OTHER RESULTS: 1st ROUND – Putintseva (Kaz) b. Yuan (Chn) 6-2 6-4; Bouzas Maneiro (Esp) b. Badosa (Esp) 2-6 6-3 6-3; Kasintseva (Rou) b. Zhu (Chn) 6-4 6-3; Sherif (Egy) b. Davis (USA) 4-6 7-6(4) 6-4.