João Sousa loses in the first round of the ATP in Cordoba | sneakers

Portuguese tennis player João Sousa was eliminated in two sets by Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena this Tuesday in the first round of the ATP 250 in Córdoba, which takes place in Argentina.

After the 98th ATP fromimaima failed to take part in the Australian Open after a positive test for the new corona virus on the eve of their trip to Melbourne, they returned to the competition with a loss to Carballes Baena, number 96 in the world hierarchy. through the 6-3 and 6-1 partials in one hour and 21 minutes.

On a tough pitch, the 31-year-old Portuguese player started the game poorly due to the Córdoba rain that delayed the start of the day and a break in the second game was enough to be at a disadvantage (0-2) and give The first set after 49 minutes.

Despite the difficulties in putting his tennis into practice, the Vimaranense even fulfilled its first service game in the second game, but could not avoid three breaks afterwards and finally saw Carballes Baena close 6-1.

After the defeat, the second this season after Antalya challenger João Sousa, who has not won a single game since October 2020, returns to court in Antwerp to contest the quarter-finals of the pair competition of the German team Dominik Koepfer.