ATP Montecarlo, red light for Nardi and Arnaldi: Aliassime wins in two sets, Nagal comes back


By John

On the field for the third day in a row after having passed the qualifications, Luca Nardi immediately leaves the scene at the “Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters”, the first Masters 1000 of the season on clay in the Principality (prize money 5,950,575 euros). On the Court Rainier III, the Central, Nardi lost 6-2 6-3 to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in one hour and 22 minutes of play. The former Top Ten will be Carlos Alcaraz's first opponent in the tournament.

Chance wasted instead by Matteo Arnaldi. The Italian won in three sets against the Indian Nagal (the first tennis player from his country to reach the second round in a Master 1000 on clay), despite having opened the match by winning the first set 7-5, he collapsed and lost serving several times and altering serious errors to champion recoveries. Nagal won the second and third sets with a score of 6-2/6-4.