Why Feliciano Lopez won’t ever forget his game at the Gijon Open.

Feliciano Lopez, a 41-year-old veteran of Spanish tennis, claims he will never forget his Gijon Open first-round encounter because having his son in the audience made it extra-special for him. The year 2021 saw Lopez become a father to a boy. Lopez participated in the inaugural Gijon Open this week.

Lopez and Spanish fans were disappointed to learn that the former top-15 player was defeated by Ilya Ivashka 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-4. “Playing one of my final matches in front of my son was an unforgettable memory.

He probably won’t recall it, but I’ll always remember it “cited by Lopez on We Are Tennis.

“Playing one of my final games in front of my son was an unforgettable memory. He most likely won’t recall it, but I’ll always keep it in mind.”

Feliciano Lopez, who will shortly be retired.

twitter.com/BjJmmQBw4T — We Are Tennis on October 13, 2022 (@WeAreTennis).

Lopez put up a valiant fight, but Ivashka prevailed.

Lopez was given a main draw wildcard to Gijon despite his current ranking outside of the top 400.

Lopez had his first break point of the match in the third game of his first-round match against Gijon, but Ivashka saved to take a 2-1 lead. Ivashka took a 4-2 lead in the sixth game by breaking for the first time in the match after saving a break point.

The first set was won by Ivashka by holding serve for the remainder of the set. After dropping the first set, Lopez opened a 4-2 advantage in the sixth game of the second set by claiming his first break of the match. But Lopez’s advantage was short-lived because Ivashka regained the lead in the seventh game.

No breaks were made in the second set, hence a tie-break was required to decide the set. The two players were tied at five points each in the tie-break before Lopez won two straight points to force a decision. Ivashka started the third set with an early break and a 3-0 advantage after dropping a close second set.

When Ivashka was serving for the match in the ninth game, Lopez came back to reduce the score to 5-4. When Lopez was serving to win the match in the tenth game, he dropped his serve.