Memphis’ champion plays during qualification rounds in Acapulco
Febru 25, 2017. Acapulco, Guerrero
With a two set win, American Player Ryan Harrison kicked of Qualies rounds for the 2017 Mexican Open sponsored by Telcel. Harrison (former champion of the Memphis ATP 250 and the Dallas Challenger) won by 6-3 and 6-3 over Australian player Matthew Ebden in the Caliente.MX Grand Stand.
Ranked 43 ATP, the Shreveport born player had summed up 11 consecutive wins after being eliminated during second rounds in the Aussie Open against Czech Tomas Berdych.
During the Memphis finals Harrison triumphed over Nikoloz Basilashvilli from Georgia, to win his first ATP tour title. Meanwhile, in the Dallas Challenger he won over co-patriot Taylor Fritz.
This is the third time Harrison plays during qualification rounds; during the 2015 Abierto Mexicano de Tenis (Mexican Open) he surprised everyone when he made it all the way to semifinal rounds but fell defeated against Spaniard David Ferrer, a year later he unexpectedly triumphed over Croatian Marin Cilic but fell against Ukranian Ilya Marchenko.
During his second game during qualies looking to snatch a place in Acapulco’s Tournament main draw Harrison will face Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka who defeated German Tobias Kamke by 6-4 and 6-2.
Men’s 1st Qualification Round
Ryan Harrison (EEUU) 6-3, 6-3 Matthew Edben (Australia)
Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 6-4, 6-2 Tobias Kamke (Germany)
Jordan Thompson (Australia) 6-1, 6-2 Alan Rubio (Mexico)
Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6-2, 6-2 Hyeon Chung (Korea)
Jared Donaldson (USA) 6-4, 6-3 Manuel Sánchez (Mexico)
Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 Kevin Carpenter (Mexico)
Radu Albot (Moldavia) 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 Santiago Giraldo (Colombia)
Taylor Fritz (USA) 7-6, 6-1 Konstantin Kravchuk (Russia)
Women’s 1st Qualification Round
Jennifer Brady (USA) 6-0, 6-3 Emma Reyes (México)
Marina Erakovic (NZL) 6-2, 6-2 Giovanna Manifacio (México)
Marie Bouzkova (Czech Republic) 6-1, 7-5 Asia Muhammad (USA)
Tatjana Maria (Germany) 6-3, 6-1 Nadia Podoroska (Argentina)
Fiona Ferro (France) 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 Samantha Crawford (USA)
Jamie Loeb (USA) 6-2, 6-2 Jacqueline Cako (USA)
Verónica Cepede Royg (Paraguay) 6-1, 6-2 Victoria Rodríguez (Mexico)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (EEUU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Giuliana Olmos (Mexico)
Sachia Vickery (USA) 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 Deniz Khazaniuk (Israel)
Mariana Duque-Mariño (Colombia) 6-1, 6-4 Francoise Abanda (Canada)
Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-1, 6-4 Catalina Pella (Argentina)
Chloe Paquet (France) 7-6, 6-3 Elitsa Kostova (Bulgaria)