Los Cabos, August 1, 2023.- Everything indicates that the environment of Los Cabos also favors the champion of the last edition of the Acapulco Open. Australian Alex de Miñaur (No.19), seems to have found comfort in his game after defeating by double 6-4 in 1 hour 45 minutes to the qualified Skander Mansouri in what was the first match between the two.
“It wasn’t the perfect match, it wasn’t my perfect tennis but happy to get the match out of the way and give myself a chance to be able to play better tomorrow. If I can lift a title here it would be amazing but I don’t think it’s going to define my year either” he shared in perfect Spanish after the match.
It was the 180th victory on the ATP tour for de Miñaur, who also maintains his undefeated first round record this season. With a solid return, the 296th-ranked Tunisian could only break his serve twice and leaves the Mifel Tennis Open by Telcel Oppo without his first ATP main draw victory (0-4).
To close the activity at the Cabo Sports Complex (CSC) stadium, Borna Gojo manage to surprise Chilean Cristian Garin (No. 101). The Latin American found a complicated challenge against the Croatian, as their duel extended to three sets. In the first set, despite the aces that began to rain on his serve, he was surprised when he was unable to break his serve, but by the second he managed to acclimatize to the duel to put the result 5-7, 6-4 partially. Finally in the third set he lost 3-6.
In Grandstand action, after the defeat of Mexican representative Ernesto Escobedo, Ilya Ivashka managed to advance to the second round after a hard-fought match against 22-year-old Kazakh qualifier Beibit Zhukayev by 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5).
In other results, German Dominik Koepfer knocked out Chilean Tomas Barrios Vera 6-4, 6-3, while Otto Virtanen lost to Australian James Duckworth 6-3, 6-1.
Santiago Gonzalez/Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-3 Yuki Bhambri/Ben McLachlan.
Diego Hidalgo/Cristian Rodriguez 6-7(4), 6-4, 10-0 N.Sriram Balaji/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
William Blumberg/Rinky Hijikata 6-3, 7-6 Evan King/Reese Stalder
Nicolas Barrientos/Andre Goransson 4-6, 7-6(9), 10-7 Patrik Niklas-Salminen/Bart Stevens
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