Acapulco, Guerrero, February 27, 2018.- Juan Martin Del Potro, 9 ATP, advanced without any problems to the second round of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, beating in two, 6-1 6-2, the German Mischa Zverev

“I try to go from less to more, I have to go step by step and play better, I could break his serve several times, that was the key. Playing with a big crowd is something that I enjoy to the fullest”, said the Olympic runner-up of Rio de Janeiro 2016.

Del Potro had a great start, he did not gave his rival opportunities, he even got two breaks that allowed him to close the set with a convincing 6-1 in only half an hour of play.

For the second set, a break in the sixth game put the German back in the match, but soon Del Potro kept the distance on the scoreboard.

Juan Martin only required 61 minutes of play to add his second victory against the German and remain in the dispute for the title of the, event that celebrates its XXV anniversary.

A year ago, the Argentine was eliminated in the second round by Novak Djokovic, but this time the picture looks more encouraging after the retirement of Rafael Nadal, as well as the elimination of the Sam Querrey.

The so-called Torre de Tandil, will play in the second round against David Ferrer, who won without any problems to the Russian Andrey Rublev, 6-4 and 6-3.

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