Mexicans Pacheco and Escobedo say goodbye in singles – Los Cabos Tennis Open
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Mexicans Pacheco and Escobedo say goodbye in singles

  • The Mextenis Stadium once again hosted three matches on its second day, but unfortunately the public support was not enough for the two Mexicans, Rodrigo Pacheco and Ernesto Escobedo, to advance but they gave their best effort.

Los Cabos, February 20, 2024.- The second day of activities of the eighth edition of the Mifel Tennis Open by Telcel Oppo left bittersweet sensations for the national fans present at the ATP 250 in Los Cabos. 

The two Mexicans invited to the main draw, Ernesto Escobedo and Rodrigo Pacheco, were eliminated in their debut. While Diego Schwartzman, who also received a wild card from the tournament, was eliminated at the Mextenis Stadium by American Emilio Nava, who came from qualifying.

The stellar match was that of the young Mexican Pacheco, who thrilled everyone with a first set of great level which went to tie break against a tough opponent as Aleksander Vukic, 27 years old and No. 72 of the ranking. Rodrigo, 18, had only 54% effectiveness in his first serve, while the Australian served eight aces. 

For the second set, the competition remained very close and they went to tiebreak again, but in the end Vukic prevailed. Pacheco’s was the best performance the young Mexican has had in Los Cabos and the crowd cheered him on until the end.

It still wasn’t enough to overcome a Top 100 player, but the tiebreak was extended and the final result was 7-6(5)-7-6(10) in favor of Vukic. 

“It was an amazing match, I had my chances to be able to win it, I could have won but I feel that the experience against very good players is missing me, having the chances and not taking them. I got a little nervous with the excitement of closing it out and being able to win my first ATP match, I had to be more relaxed, that was the difference,” Pacheco revealed after the match.

“I just got nervous, those double faults normally don’t happen to me. When I was going to serve, after the first one and missed, my hand got tense and went far, I have to keep learning”, concluded the Mexican.

Previously, the Argentine Schwartzman, champion in 2019 in Los Cabos, failed to take his duel against the American to a third set and the match ended up being defined after just 1 hour 30 minutes 6-4, 6-3. 

Diego reached the top eight in the world in 2020, but at 31 years of age and after injuries that relegated him to No. 115 in the ranking, he has hinted that he will soon consider retirement if he does not recover his level.

The winner of the Argentine, 22-year-old Emilio Nava, celebrated with a “Viva Mex” in the camera lens after his victory.

Meanwhile, Jordan Thompson, currently ranked No. 40, celebrated his victory over Mexican Escobedo 6-4, 6-3 with the confidence of his serve and eight aces. 

The 29-year-old Australian is going through his best moment as a professional and after the double faults of the Mexican representative, he consolidated his pass after 1 hour 44 minutes of match. 

“It was a bit of a difficult match for me, Jordan is a very good player who adapts very well. It’s a process, with sun or cold I need to play”, assured Neto, as Ernesto Escobedo is known by his acquaintances.

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