Albert Ramos’ smile widened when he arrived at the Cordoba Open. No matter his current moment, or his journey after more than fifteen years as a professional, there is something about the Spaniard that clicks when he approaches the first event of the Latin Tour on slow courts. Are.
His first match in the 2024 edition confirmed the usual performance of the Spaniard every time he visits the Kempes Sports Poll: finalist in 2021 and champion the following year, Ramos avenged the two defeats he suffered against Pedro Cachin and beat him 6- Gave. 4, 3-6 and 6-1.
With a stellar performance at the Argentinian ATP 250 tournament, the 36-year-old left-hander and No. 84 in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings remained undefeated on debut and extended his record of wins in the main draw of the tournament to 14. (He lost only four times). In fact, he never fell in the first round in Córdoba. “I don’t really know what’s going on here, but there’s something,” the Spaniard, who has 279 wins at the ATP level in his career, said with a smile.
“Today’s match was a very difficult match, especially mentally. I lost in the final with Pedro in Gstaad, I lost to him a week after the final, so it was a complicated match. But I think I did very well, with some mistakes and moving forward with my authority,” said the man, who will face Argentina’s Federico Correa, his executioner in the previous edition, or German Daniel Altmayer.
“The match was pretty much over, but luckily he was able to react, I came in very intense in the third and got the win,” he said.
Do you have specific goals for this tour or do you prefer to enjoy game by game? “It’s difficult… when you’re not seeded, I’m very far behind in the rankings, in Buenos Aires I’m in it, so it’s more complicated than ever,” he said honestly and concluded: “I “I feel like I’m playing better than last year.” And I’m going to try everything.”