ATP Estoril: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez onto the second round; Wednesday schedule
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in his first round match against Michael Berrer (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)

ATP Estoril: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez onto the second round; Wednesday schedule

Tthe sun was shining again in Estoril and the journey was full of tennis matches to watch. The only seed that stepped onto the court was Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and he won his first round match.

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Today's journey was special. The President of Portugal visited the Millennium Estoril Open.

The first match of the day happened on Court Cascais and it was the first and the last match of the day to be played on that court regarding that the court had some problems again. This match happened between Kyle Edmund and Daniel Gimeno-Traver with the British player prevailing in two sets 6-3, 7-5 at the end of almost an hour and a half.

Kyle Edmund on his way to his straight sets victory over Gimeno-Traver (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)
Kyle Edmund on his way to his straight sets victory over Gimeno-Traver (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)
Court Cascais receiving treatment. (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)
Court Cascais receiving treatment. (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)

To start the day on Court Millennium, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ousted the German, Michael Berrer in straight sets 6-3, 7-6(3) but not without having to face some troubles. The Spanish served for the match twice at 5-1 and 5-3, but the German was able to force the second set into a tiebreak.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez hitting a forehand on his first round match against Michael Berrer
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez hitting a forehand on his first round match against Michael Berrer (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)

The second match of the Court Millennium was starred by Paul-Henri Mathieu and the local player Gastão Elias. The French took the win 6-3, 6-4 to book a place on the second round.

Paul-Henri Mathieu facing Gastão Elias over the eye of the Portuguese President
Paul-Henri Mathieu facing Gastão Elias over the eye of the Portuguese President

To finish the singles journey on the main court, the qualifier, Elias Ymer faced Paolo Lorenzi. The Italian won 7-6(4), 6-3 and is through to the second round of the Millennium Estoril Open. 

To close the day, the local wild cards Fred Gil/Felipe Cunha-Silva lost to the fourth seeds, Eric Butorac/Scott Lipsky but not without a fight. The final result was 6-4, 6-7(3), 10-6. 

The matches that were scheduled on Court Cascais after Edmund - Gimeno-Traver were moved. Daniel Munoz de la Nava faced Inigo Cervantes on Court 6, a practice court. The match ended with the younger Spanish, Inigo Cervantes, taking the win in two sets 6-4, 6-1. The doubles match between Brunstrom/Siljestrom and Silva/Edmund was moved to the Court 3 where the team awarded with the wild card (Edmund/Silva) won 4-6, 6-3, 10-6. These two partners didn't play doubles together since they reached the semifinals in Wimbledon 2013, in juniors. Kyle said to the press: "...since Wimbledon, it's a long time since we played. I think it was nice to play together, this is just our fourth tournament together but we play well together." The winning team has already won a title in juniors at the French Open and at the US Open.

Kyle Edmund and Frederico Silva (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)
Kyle Edmund and Frederico Silva   (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)

Also the doubles match that was won by Coric/Skugor was moved to the Court 3. The Xroats defeated Maytin/Reyes-Varela in the match tiebreak. The final score was 5-7, 6-4, 10-8.

On Court 3 by lunch time, Benjamin Becker and Rogerio Dutra Silva faced each other with the victory being grabed by the Brazilian player with the score of 6-4, 6-1. 

Taro Daniel also played on Court 3 and defeated the qualifier Steven Diez 7-5, 6-1. 

The doubles match between Erlich/Fleming and Draganja/Qureshi was rescheduled to Wednesday.

Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, April 27. The date of the first night session of this year's edition of the Millennium Estoril Open. 

Court Millennium

The matches start at 1 p.m GMT with Fernando Verdasco (last week's ATP Buchareste champion) facing Pablo Carreno Busta, the eighth seed. 

Fernando Verdasco practicing in Estoril this Tuesday afternoon. (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)
Fernando Verdasco practicing in Estoril this Tuesday afternoon. (Pedro Cunha/VAVEL)

Not before 2:55 p.m Borna Coric, sixth seed, will step up on court and try to defeat Rogerio Dutra Silva.

After the Croat and the Brazilian, to start the night session, Inigo Cervantes will take on last year's finalist, Nick Kyrgios, the second seed.

To close the night session and the journey, the third seed, Benoit Paire will face Kyle Edmund. Kyle said that Paire "is a good player that can do winners from all sides of the court."

Court Cascais

The first two players to step onto the court after some incidents are Stephane Robert, a qualifier and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, the fifth seed. This is a second round match.

The match that was rescheduled for this session will take place next to the Spanish and the French. Erlich/Fleming will face Draganja/Qureshi.

After suitable rest, the double Elias/Sousa will take on Dutra Silva/Gracia Lopez.

Court 3

The only match to be played on the Court 3 is a doubles match between the second seeds, Huey/Mirnyi and Fabbiano/Lorenzi.

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