February 27, 2017
The first unexpected outcome took place during the first rounds of the Acapulco Open where Steve Johnson took out fellow American and eighth seed John Isner. Isner (22 ATP) allowed two decisive breaks that traced the outcome of the match.
26-year-old Johnson (26 ATP) recently played during Memphis quarterfinals and Delray Beach and will dispute the next round against compatriot Ernesto Escobedo who came out victorious of a difficult 3-set battle against Stefan Kozlov from Macedonia that just recently turned 19 years old.
Neto Escobedo, son to Mexican parents from the state of Zacatecas, came out victorious of a three set match with a final partials that swung back and forth 6-1, 2-6 and 6-0 with a filled-up Grand Stand to witness his win. Fans look forward to seeing more victories from Neto who holds last year’s Lexington and Monterrey’s titles.
This is the second time Escobedo has reached the second round in an ATP tournament this season. His previous round took place in the Australian Open, where he lost against the Spanish tennis player David Ferrer.