Saturday, February 24, 2018

Abierto Mexicano 2018 Main Draw

Abierto Mexicano 2018 Main Draw

The Abierto Mexicano Telcel, one of 13 ATP World Tour 500 series tournaments, switched to blue hard courts in 2014 after 20 years on clay. The event, held at the Acapulco Princess Mundo Imperial, is a favourite destination amongst players. In 2007, Acapulco won the ATP World Tour award for best tournament of the year in its category.

(1)Rafael Nadal vs Feliciano Lopez
Qualifier vs (WC)Thanasi Kokkinakis
Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Jared Donaldson
Matthew Ebden vs (7)Sam Querrey

(4) WC Jack Sock vs Qualifier
Hyeon Chung vs Donald Young
Adrian Mannarino vs Qualifier
Radu Albot vs (5)Kevin Anderson

(6)Juan Martin del Potro vs Mischa Zverev
Andrey Rublev vs David Ferrer
Kei Nishikori vs Denis Shapovalov
Qualifier vs (3)Dominic Thiem

(8)John Isner vs Ryan Harrison
Diego Schwartzman vs Fernando Verdasco
Peter Gojowczyk vs (WC)Lucas Gomez
Steve Johnson vs (2)Alexander Zverev

Abierto Mexicano 2018 Qualy Draw

Abierto Mexicano 2018 Qualy Draw

(1)Taro Daniel vs (WC)Alan Fernando Rubio Fierros
Michael Mmoh vs (5)Alexander Bublik

(2)Ricardas Berankis vs (Alt)Marcelo Arevalo
Kevin King vs (6)Ramkumar Ramanathan

(3)Cameron Norrie vs Filip Peliwo
Brayden Schnur vs (8)Denis Kudla

(4)Ernesto Escobedo vs (WC)Alejandro Hernandez
(WC)Luis Patino vs (7)Mackenzie McDonald

Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final

Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final
Khachanov outplays Berdych to reach Marseille final

Karen Khachanov upset Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 to reach the Marseille Open final.

He will next play Lucas Pouille, who reached his second final of the season after a 6-3 7-6 defeat of Ilya Ivashka.

Khachanov was impeccable on serve, saving the meager three break points Berdych had throughout the duel.

The 21-year-old has now beaten Berdych in both their meetings having also prevailed at last year's French Open.

Tiafoe reaches Delray Beach semifinal

Tiafoe reaches Delray Beach semifinal
Tiafoe reaches Delray Beach semifinal

Francis Tiafoe reached the semifinals of the Delray Beach Open on the eighth match point, beating Hyeon Chung of Korea 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.

Tiafoe failed to take advantage of three match points on Friday night before rain delayed the match.

Federer turns down Dubai wild card, heads to Monte Carlo

Federer turns down Dubai wild card, heads to Monte Carlo

Roger Federer will not take up a wild card invitation to play at the 2018 Dubai Championships, the event's tournament director confirmed, with the new world number one opting for an awards ceremony in Monte Carlo instead.

Tournament director Salah Talhak told local media that Federer, the oldest man to take the top ranking, said the seven-time champion intends to play the event in 2019.

Thiem out of Rio Open

Thiem out of Rio Open
Thiem out of Rio Open

Dominic Thiem owas upset 6-4, 6-0 by Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals of the Rio Open.

Thiem won the Argentina Open on Sunday for his ninth career title.

Verdasco will play Fabio Fognini, a 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 winner over Alijaz Bedene in the late match.

Bedene lost to Thiem in the Argentina Open final.

In the other semifinal at Jockey Club Brasileiro, Diego Schwartzman will face Nicolas Jarry. Schwartzman beat Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4, and Jarry topped Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 6-3.