Feliciano Lopez will give away more than two decades when he plays rising Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the second round of the new ATP event in Marbella.
The 39-year-old sixth-seeded veteran, who holds a second job as tournament director of the Madrid Masters, set up the clash with a 17-year-old countryman after beating Japan’s Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday.
Alcaraz, ranked 133rd, is tipped as a future contender after winning three Challenger titles last season and advancing to the second round of February’s Australian Open.
The youngster who is playing on a wild card opened with a win in southern Spain,defeating Serb qualifier Nikola Milojevic 7-6(3), 6-3 in 98 minutes.
It marked the fifth victory of the season for the teenager.
Main photo:- Exciting Spanish teenage prospect Carlos Alcaraz to play Feliciano Lopez in Marbella