Acapulco, Guerrero, February 28 .- Hyeon Chung, semifinalist of the Australian Open, made it clear that his entrance to the top 30 ATP has not been a coincidence. The South Korean is in the quarter finals of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, after defeating Ernesto Escobedo by 6-3 and 6-1.
Escobedo came with confidence, after obtaining his first victory against a top ten the day before, eliminating Jack Sock, but Chung dominated the actions since he entered Caliente Grand Stand.
In 2017 Chung came to Acapulco, he was not known yet as the young man who was able to beat Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam and fell in the first round of the qualifying tournament.
But the experience accumulated during that period and now he stands on the court with great security. The same that made him win the title of the Next Gen Finals with a 5-0 record.
Hyeon was safe at the back of the court and pressed the net only if necessary. Although Escobedo tried, he couldn’t make another surprise, he entered the tournament through the qualification round.
Jared Donaldson left out Matthew Ebden in two, 6-3 and 6-1 in 72 minutes of play.
Nine years older than Donaldson, Ebden had trouble placing his first service.
Donaldson takes a quiet step in the tournament, he advanced to first round after Nikoloz Basilashvili’s retirement.