Qualifier Alvarez Varona scores first ATP win to set up clash against fifth seed Paul in Gijon

Nicolas Alvarez Varona beat Marco Trungelliti 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 to reach the second round of the Gijon Open

Spanish qualifier Nicolas Alvarez Varona defeated Argentinian qualifier Marco Trungelliti 1-6, 6-3, 6-0 to reach the second round of the Gijon Open at the Palacio deportes on Tuesday afternoon.

This was the Spaniard’s first career win at the ATP Tour level.

Alvarez Varona, ranked No 231, will play American Tommy Paul, the No 5 seed, next.

Gijon ATP 250, first-round matches

  • Manuel Guinard (Q) beat Fabio Fognini: 4-6, 6-0, 2-0 ret.
  • Tommy Paul beat Martin Landaluce (WC): 6-3, 6-0
  • Dominic Thiem beat João Sousa: 6-2, 6-0
  • Arthur Rinderknech beat Carlos Taberner (LL): 6-3, 6-3
  • Constant Lestienne beat Sebastian Baez (7): 7-6 (5), 4-4 ret.
  • Thiago Monteiro beat Benjamin Bonzi: 6-4, 7-5
  • Sebastian Korda vs. Jaume Munar
  • Pedro Cachin vs. Alexey Vatutin
  • Ilya Ivashka vs. Feliciano López
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina vs. Andy Murray
  • Marcos Giron vs. Albert Ramos-Vinolas

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