First Day Reports Relentless Wins by Isner and Meligeni – Los Cabos Tennis Open
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First Day Reports Relentless Wins by Isner and Meligeni

  • Mexico’s Rodrigo Pacheco and Ernesto Escobedo bowed out on the first day of the tournament.

Los Cabos, July 31, 2023.- American John Isner and Brazilian Felipe Meligeni recorded wins on Monday in the first day of the seventh edition of the Mifel Tennis Open by Telcel Oppo, which saw the Mexican pair of Rodrigo Pacheco and Ernesto Escobedo bid farewell.

The experienced Isner (No. 114) won 6-2, 6-2 against Australian Rinky Hijikata (No.110), while Milegeni (No.177) defeated Chilean Alejandro Tabilo (No.122) 6-2, 6-4.

Both Isner and Meligeni defeated their opponents to advance to the second round. Now Isner will face Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5 ATP and top seed) and Meligeni will face American Tommy Paul, third seed.

Meligeni resolved the match practically without surprises, the same route that Isner tried to follow, who was demanded by Hijikata at the end of the second set to take things to the tie break where he brought out his experience and his epic serve.

In other results, the Dutchman Gijs Brouwer defeated the Canadian Gabriel Diallo by 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, the Argentine Thiago Agustin Tirante beat the Chilean Gonzalo Lama by 7-6 (3), 6-2 and in a duel between Americans Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) defeated by 6-2, 7-5 Omni Kumar, who came from the qualifiers.

In the only doubles match of the day, Venezuelan Luis David Martinez and Saketh Myneni, from India, defeated Mexican Ernesto Escobedo and Rodrigo Pacheco by 6-3, 2-6, 10-5.



(5)Alex de Miñaur (AUS) – Skander Mansouri (TUN)

Rodrigo Pacheco (MEX) – (6) Nicolás Jarry (CHI)

Cristian Garin (CHI) – Borna Gojo (CRO)

Ernesto Escobedo (MEX) – Jason Jung (TPE)

Beibit Zhukayev (KAZ) – Ilya Ivashka (BLR)

Dominik Koepfer (GER) – Tomás Barrios Vera (CHI)

Otto Virtanen (FIN) – James Duckworth (AUS)

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