Pedro Araújo surprised in the first round in Xàtiva

The expedition to Xàtiva by Pedro Arajo did not go well. The 20-year-old Portuguese rookie, ranked 542 in the ATP rankings, was eliminated in the first round because he was unable to exert the notional advantage of $15,000 he carried for the ITF.

Arajo, who was defending his second seed position, lost 6-2, 6-2 to Russian Svyatoslav Gulin (840th) in a match where he consistently struggled to play the tennis that has brought him constant success this year and positive results on the international stage.