Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image had a debut and farewell at the Miami Masters 1000 after falling to the Finn Emil Ruusuvuori by 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5. With this victory, the Finn will face off in the second round Alexander Zverev, who comes from winning the ATP 500 from Acapulco.
Despite the fact that the Murcian was positioned as a favorite against the Nordic, he could not overcome the good work that his rival had in the last set. Although during the second set and the beginning of the third he played great tennis, the Spaniard was outmatched. In the last set, the Murcian-born was 5-4 up and had everything to win the match in that game.
In addition to the match won by the Finn, there were also several encounters. On the first shift Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat Portuguese Pedro Sousa without problems 6-1 and 6-3, Alexei Popyrin did the same against Feliciano López by 6-4 and 7-6 (4) and Cameron Norrie beat Yoshihito Nishioka by 6- 1, 3-6 and 7-5. In the second shift the Swede Mikael Ymer got rid of the Chilean Alejandro Tabilo by 6-3 and 6-1, Marcos Girón won by 7-6 (5) and 6-4 over Tommy Paul and Sam Querrey could not against the Taiwanese Lu Yen-hsun who beat him by 6-3 and 6-4.
Later they won Hugo Gastón (6-1 and 6-4 against Domenik Koepfer), Ernesto escobedo (6-3 and 6-2 on Paolo Lorenzi), Yannick Hanfmann (7-5 and 6-2 against Steve Johnson), James duckworth (6-2, 4-6 and 6-4 against Mischa Zverev), Ricardas Berankis (7-6 (4) and 6-2 against Federico Gaio), Lloyd Harris (6-4 and 7-6 (7) on Emilio Nava), Mackenzie mcdonald (6-3, 4-6 and 6-3 against Vasek Pospisil) and Laslo djere (6-3, 5-7 and 6-1 over Jiri Vesely).