Acapulco, Guerrero, February 2, 2018.- Ernesto Escobedo starred the second surprise of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC. Neto left out fourth seed, Jack Sock with in two, 7-5 7-6 (3).
86 minutes of a closed match between the players, they faced for the first time in the ATP circuit.
“I really like playing here, feels like home,” said Escobedo, who´s parents are from Zacatecas and was at Los Cabos tournament last August. “I feel very proud to be able to play in this country and very comfortable in these conditions, I think that after this I can face anyone”, said Ernesto.
Escobedo entered the tournament through the qualy and showed that the previous matches helped him adapt. Sock, who received wild card, repeated the result of last year, when he was also left out in the first round of the tournament.
The match was closed, and Escobedo took the best part in the first set, before the bewilderment of a Sock that this year has a record of 1-3 and is ranked as the tenth in the world.
In the next round, Escobedo face Hyeon Chung, semifinalist at Australian Open, who won against Donald Young 7-6 (5) and 6-1 on court 4.
Chung’s first game in Acapulco was a success. The Asian saved 5 out of 8 break points throughout the game and after struggling to keep the first set, he easily defined the second, in which Young could only win one game.