The local Alejandro Hernandez fulfilled the dream of playing his first ATP tournament in his homeland and he did, in first round of the qualification at Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Telcel, presented by HSBC.
Hernandez, 18, knew how to take advantage of the public support of that gathered on court two of the tennis complex to watch him play against Ernesto Escobedo, 21, but could not overcome his opponent and he was defeated 6-0, 6-3.
Alejandro looked nervous in the first set, but minutes later he found the formula to respond to his opponent.
The young man from Acapulco made his compatriots vibrate during the 68 minutes match, in a match in which he persisted to achieve the victory that would allow him to be in the main draw of this tournament.
The also Mexican Alan Fernando Rubio gave though confrontation against the Japanese Daniel Taro, in 1 hour and 48 minutes, he was determined to get the victory that would allow him to advance to the second round and get a ticket for the main draw of the tournament.
Rubio didn’t gave his opponent that much of a chance, because at times his euphoria broke the Japanese and forced the meeting to be defined in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.
In this first round, the American Michael Mmoh was also eliminated from the qualifying round, after falling to the Kazakh Alexander Bublik, by 4-6, 6-1 and 1-6. In other news the American Kevin King played against Ramkumar Ramanathan, 6-3, 6-0, in 73 minutes match.
In other results, the Lithuanian tennis player Ricardas Berankis defeated Marcelo Arévalo, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, while the British Cameron Norrie did the same against the Canadian Filip Peliwo, 6-0, 6-6(3)