Acapulco, Guerrero, February 27, 2018. Denis Shapovalov, 18, is still unstoppable on the courts. Now it was the turn of the Japanese Kei Nishikori, to say goodbye to the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, after falling in three 7-6, 6-3 and 6-1 on the first round of the tournament.
“I had a good start in the second set, the first one was a very difficult”, said Dennis.
One hour before the match, the fans were waiting at the court entrance to see Nishikori and Dennis Shapovalov in action.
Shapovalov, has faced big tennis stars like the Spanish Rafael Nadal. Now the Canadian did not miss the opportunity he had in Acapulco.
So far, the best performance of the Japanese on the floor of Acapulco was in 2015 edition, when he lost the final against David Ferrer.
Kei had not played since August 2017 due to an injured a tendon of the right hand, after making a serve during a training in Cincinnati.
Shapovalov will face Nikoloz Basilashvili in the next round.