Acapulco, Guerrero, February 28, 2018. Dominic Thiem is still on his way to obtain his second title at Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC,Mexican Open Telcel.
“There are very good players in the tournament, today I was able to finish the game very well, I am happy to win over Shapovalov and continue to the next round,” said Thiem.
Shapovalov ,45 ATP, was not intimidated by the third seed of the tournament in which he won 53 percent of the points with his first service.
The presence of Denis caused a sensation in the tournament as the fans supported him in the match, and he is already a favorite for the Mexicans who asked him for an autograph because at 18 he has already demonstrated that he can defeat Novak Djokovic, in addition to Rafael Nadal in two occasions.
Meanwhile, Thiem is waiting to meet his rival, which will be the winner form the match Juan Martin Del Potro against David Ferrer. The Austrian crowned in 2016 is looking for the second championship.
In other results, the American Ryan Harrison eliminated the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, 6-3, 5-7 and 6-4, in 136 minutes of play. This was the second occasion that both faced, since the first time was in the classification to enter the Masters 1000 of Shanghai, in 2016, where the South American won.
In past weeks, the Argentine ranked 18th in the ATP was crowned at the Rio de Janeiro Open and in Acapulco he only won the match of the first round he held against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.