Yoshihito Nishioka amazed the public by qualifying to the main draw at the Acapulco Open after taking down German Tobias Kamke first and Memphis Open champ Ryan Harrison next with partials 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. This is Nishioka’s (86 ATP) first main draw since being eliminated during the same phase in previous tournaments: the Australian, Memphis and Delray Beach Open.
Next Generation player Taylor Fritz had a fabulous comeback after taken aback during the first set and won 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 against Australian Jordan Thompson. Meanwhile Frances Tiafoe from USA imposed himself after a great battle against Molavia native Radu Albot with scores 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Fourth qualifier is USA player Stefan Kozlov that defeated fellow national Jared Donaldson 7-5 and 6-3.
In the meantime WTA player and first seed Jennifer Brady (USA) left co-national Asia Muhammad behind with a 6-1 and 6-3 score. Simultaneously, Fiona Ferro took German Tatjana Maria down by 6-4 and 6-3. Second fellow American to Brady, Jamie Loeb had no problem defeating by 6-4 and 6-0 over Marina Erakovic from New Zeland. Bethanie Mattek-Sand (USA) coiled Colombian Mariana Duque-Mariño 6-0 and 6-1. Last American to make it to the main draw is player Taylor Townsend who won over counterpart Sachia Vickery after a difficult 7-6 and 7-5 and is moving on to 1R along with Chloe Paquet (FRA) who defeated Paraguayan Veronica Cepede Royg with partials 7-5 and 6-3.
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