Argentine Guido Pella eliminated Korean Soonwoo Kwon (56th) with partial 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, in 2 hours and 12 minutes, to get into the second round of the Indian Wells Masters 1000, instance in the one that will face the Spanish Roberto Bautista Agut (19th).
Pella started the tournament with the right foot, in a match that did not have him as a favorite in the previous one; his rival, Kwon, came from being champion in the Nur-Sultan ATP two weeks ago. However, the Bahianse took out his best tennis and took the deciding set, which featured 5 breaks. In this way, the 2016 Davis Cup champion increased the record to 3-0 versus the young Korean.
After a debut in which he went from lowest to highest in his level, the 31-year-old will seek to qualify for the round of 32 of the California Masters 1000 for the third time in his career this Saturday against Bautista Agut (seeded 15th), who beat him in their previous three matches. The most important of them was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2019, when the experienced Iberian was left with the victory in four sets.