We are going to have another tournament in Spain, this time in sunny Alicante, on a clay court. So a second round clash in the lovely Alicante where a local veteran Guillermo Garcia – Lopez and young talent from Argentina Pedro Cachin are gonna face off. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Firstly let’s talk about the young gun Pedro. Cachin made a lot of people raise their eyebrows after his performances on clay. And proved that he might become a solid ATP level pro in the near future. Argentinian started the season very well at home in Buenos Aires ATP tournament where he only lost to an eventual surprise winner Ignacio Londero who was playing out of this world tennis. Though Cachin lost he still beat known players as his compatriot Trungelliti, Italian talent Quinze, up and coming player from GB Norrie and non-other than one of the top Spaniards of these days – Carreno Busta.
However, after this great, a period of disappointing results followed as Pedro was playing on hard. Not his beloved clay which doesn’t suit his game style that well. But as the clay season is overtaking the tour we are certain Cachin is going to make a name for himself once again. He quite easily beat a youngster from Italy Marco Moroni in his first round in two sets. Argentinian plays a very mature style of tennis. He’s a great mover on the baseline. His strength is his forehand. Makes a great transition from defense to offense. All in all a pretty aggressive player.
Guillermo Garcia – Lopez a Spanish veteran. Time flies and father time let himself be known as Spaniard turned 35 this year. For the big part of his career, Garcia was a top 50 and up player and has won several ATP tour titles. Obviously every year the physical part of the game get’s more challenging as the body gets older but Lopez is playing some decent stuff this year. Having started the season on hard and only moved to clay last week he already beat some solid players like Denis Kudla, John Millman, Aljaz Bedene. So seems like Guillermo is in quite good shape.
Garcia’s tennis is very easy on the eye as he likes to build the points from the baseline, and dictate mostly with his inside out forehand. He also has a beautiful single-handed backhand which is always nice to see, can defend very well with his good slice and has a very good serve as Garcia is quite tall and that’s what helped him to be a very good hard court player, not just your typical Spanish clay courter.
This is gonna be their first meeting.
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