The Spanish Feliciano López said goodbye to the Miami Masters 1000 by losing in the first round against the Australian Alexei Popyrin (86 of the world ranking) by 6-4 and 7-6 (4) in one hour and 22 minutes.
Feliciano, 39, could not with the push of the tennis player from Sydney, 21, who this year opened his showcases with the Singapore title.
Currently ranked 64th in the ATP ranking, López falls again in 2021 in the first leg of a tournament, as happened in Melbourne, Marseille and Acapulco. Only at the Australian Open, where he reached the round of 16, in which he was eliminated by Russian Andrei Rublev, did he progress in the draw.
Feliciano, who accumulates seven titles, the last one in Queens in 2019, and eleven finals and that in Miami his top was the eighth he reached in 2007 It is also the holder of a curious statistic that does not speak of negativity but of constancy over time.
From his first professional match on 04/13/1998 to the present, he is the player who has been defeated the most times at ATP level: 462. The second in activity is a compatriot, Fernando Verdasco, who fell 424 times.