February 27, 2017

David Goffin, ranked 10 ATP, had a sensational opening debut in the Mextenis facilities against Stephane Robert (FRA) and came out triumphant with partials 6-1 and 6-2 in a 54-minute match.

The 26-year-old player will face the winner of the duel between Kyle Edmund and Sam Querrey during the second rounds. Goffin took advantage of Robert’s (80 ATP) 35%-effective first serve. This is not Goffin’s first time participating in the Mexican tournament, in 2014 David contended and lost during the second phase of the qualification rounds against Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis. This time around Goffin, not only made it to the main draw, he has moved on to 2R and has a big chance to keep on advancing. 

Simultaneously 28-year-old Adrian Mannarino (65 ATP) took out American Taylor Fritz with a three set victory 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 and is moving on to the second rounds. Fritz fought as hard as he could but at the end he was not able to raise his points gifting Mannarino with an opportunity to raise his overall tournament scores since he hasn’t been able to surpass the first instance in either the Australian Open, Sofia, Memphis or Delray Beach. Goffin will face either Kyle Edmund or Sam Querrey for his first Acapulco quarter-final match.

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