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Borges upsets Ramos-Vinolas in Naples as court surface continues to frustrate players

Nuno Borges won against Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-5, 7-6 (5) on Tuesday afternoon. He’ll play Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan in the next round

Albert Ramos-Vinolas with officials at the ATP 250 event in Naples Albert Ramos-Vinolas with officials at the ATP 250 event in Naples Image Credit: TennisTV

Portuguese Nuno Borges defeated Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, the No 7 seed, 7-5, 7-6 (5) to advance to the last 16 of the Tennis Napoli Cup on Tuesday afternoon.

Borges, ranked No 94, will play Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan next.

Ramos-Vinolas was visibly upset at the court conditions. While leading 3-2 in the first set, the Spaniard made signs with his hands in the direction of his box, before calling the supervisor.

After a short discussion, the two headed to the back of the court, where two members of the court maintenance staff were already located. The problem was the bad bounces caused by the surface that would present some hollows in certain places. After a few kicks, without much hope of a result, the match was able to resume.

Ramos-Viñolas’ complaints about the quality of the court was not the first of the week in Naples! Also present in the Italian city to play the tournament, Fabio Fognini had to stop his training last weekend because of the crumbling paint at the back of the court.

In a video posted on Twitter by the @Septimo_Game account, Fognini can be seen very clearly examining the traces left after only a few shots.

The qualifying draw of the ATP 250 tournament in Naples could also not be played at the Tennis Club Napoli. The players had to move to another club in the city to give the organizers time to try to repair the courts to make them passable before the start of the main draw, which was delayed to Tuesday.

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