The croatian Marin cilic, eighth favorite, who two years ago became the third player in the world, was blushed by the Czech Jonas Forejtek, 399 of the ATP ranking, in the first round of the Sofia tournament.
The Czech, a tennis player without any repercussions on the circuit, was imposed on Cilic, holder of eighteen titles, including the 2014 U.S. Open and a finalist at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, by 6-3 and 6-2 in little more than an hour.
The Croatian, currently ranked 41st and without a win since 2018 when he won at Queen’s, He showed a sad image and offered little resistance.
This Tuesday Carballés debuts
Jonas Forejtek will be the rival in the second round of the winner of the duel between the Spanish Roberto Carballés and the French Richard Gasquet.
The Italian progressed in the tournament Salvatore caruso that went back to the Bulgarian Dimitar Kuzmanov by 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4 and awaits the second seed, the Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime.
Same as russian Aslan karatsev that eliminated the japanese Taro daniel (7-6 (2) and 6-1) to become the opponent of Australian Alex de Miñaur, third favorite.
French also won Adrian mannarino before the Slovak Martin Klizan (3-6, 7-5 and 7-6 (5)) and will play against Belarusian Egor Garasimov who beat Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3.
Swiss Marc Andrea Hueslver beat the Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili (6-1, 4-6 and 7-6 (6)) and awaits a rival in the second round that will come out of the clash between the Hungarian Marton Fucsovic and the Italian Jannik Sinner.
Finally, the Canadian Vasek Pospisil beat the ukrainian Illya Marchenko (6-2, 5-7 and 7-6 (5)) and became the opponent of German Jan Lennard Struff, fourth seed.