Acapulco, Guerrero, February 26, 2018. The American John Isner, eighth seed of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, said goodbye to the event, after falling in his first encounter to his compatriot Ryan Harrison, in two sets, 6-3 and 7-6.
Isner struggled through the match against Harrison, who found the key to win in 157 minutes, surprising the audience by eliminating his rival, who had 58% of effectivity in his first service.
With this result, Ryan managed to add his third victory they have played each other before in 9 occasions.
Harrison, rank 6 ATP, will face the winner of Diego Schwartzman vs Fernando Verdasco.
At Grand Stand Caliente, the American Jared Donaldson qualified for the second round by defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-2, 3-2 and retirement, due to right shoulder injury.
Donaldson showed solidity in his first match and scored his third victory over Basilashvili, whom he had defeated in Cincinnati Masters and US Open in 2017.
Jared finished with five aces, four double faults and 58 percent effectiveness with his first service.
The American awaits the winner of the match between Sam Querrey, champion of 2017, and Matthew Ebden, it will be played on tuesday at Grand Stand Caliente.