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Carlos Alcaraz to miss Spain’s Davis Cup Finals opener Sorribes Tormo beats 2nd-seeded Trevisan at Parma Open Nakashima takes first ATP Tour title at San Diego

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VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz will miss the first round of Wednesday’s Davis Cup final, just three days after the Spanish teenager won the US Open.

Alcaraz arrived in Valencia the day before Spain were scheduled to face Serbia in the group stage.

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After beating Casper Ruud in Sunday’s US Open final, 19-year-old Alcaraz became the youngest person to top the computerized ATP rankings since its inception in 1973.

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Albert Ramos Viñolas and Roberto Bautista Agut will play for Spain in singles on Wednesday, while Marcel Granollers and Pedro Martinez will play in doubles.

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Granollers and Bautista Agut were part of the Spanish team that won the Davis Cup in 2019.

After facing Serbia without Novak Djokovic, Spain will play Canada on Friday and South Korea on Sunday in Group B. The top two teams in each of the four groups will advance to the quarter-finals to be held in November in the southern Spanish city of Malaga.

Three other sites – Bologna, Italy; Hamburg, Germany; and Glasgow, Scotland also host group matches.

PARMA, Italy. Sara Sorribes Tormo beat second-place Martina Trevisan 7-5, 6-0 in the first round of the Parma Ladies Open, marking the third straight first round loss for the French Open semi-finalist this year.

Third seed Irina-Kamelia Begu took the lead when Victoria Tomova retired with Begu leading 7-5, 5-1.

Danka Kovinic defeated Ocean Dodin 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 and will next face 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stevens.

Also on the red clay courts, Egypt’s Mayar Sheriff knocked out fifth-seeded Anna Bondar, 7-5, 6-4; Elisabetta Cocciaretto defeated No. 7 Nuria Parrisas Diaz 7-5, 6-1; and Italian wild card Matilda Paoletti earned her first tour-level win by defeating Romanian Gabriela Li 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.

SAN DIEGO — Brandon Nakashima earned his first ATP Tour victory in his hometown by defeating friend and fellow Southern Californian Marcos Giron 6-4, 6-4 in the San Diego Open final.

“It’s super special that you dream of, but having it happen in my hometown with all my friends and family is a moment I’ll never forget,” said Nakashima, who has competed twice in the finals. “Hopefully there are many more moments like this ahead.”

Nakashima, a 21-year-old who grew up in San Diego and trained extensively at the venue as a junior, won the first set in just 30 minutes. The second set, filled with long draws, lasted almost an hour.

Chiron, the No. 5 seed and former NCAA title holder from UCLA, was unable to fend off Nakashima’s persistent ground shots and accurate pitches. Nakashima had eight aces, six in the first set.

Serving 5-4 in the second set, Nakashima scored two game-deciding points when Chiron landed a light volley into the net, followed by Nakashima’s ace on the second serve.

He earned $93,090, about half of what he earned for reaching the third round of the US Open in early September.

Nakashima, ranked 69th on the ATP Tour, rose to 48th, his highest ranking in almost three years of the tour. Despite the loss, Chiron went from 58 to 53.

Not only did an American take the singles title, but the doubles title also went to an American duo as second seeded Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Whitrow defeated Aussies Jason Kubler and Luke Saville 7-6(5), 6-2.

The $612,000 event took place at the Barnes Tennis Center, where the $757,900 WTA 500 Open San Diego Open will take place October 8-16. 1 Igoy Svyatek.



Source: sports.nbcsports.com

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