Feliciano Lopez was the oldest of the eight players who reached the quarterfinals, with 37, and he faced Donaldson 22 years old, eager for victory in Acapulco, last year he fell in the qualifying round against Stefan Kozlov.
The day before, Jared won over Matthew Ebden
Lopez had unforced errors that gave Jared advantage over him and he took those chances with his best weapon, the serve. Donaldson had an incredible 100 percent effectiveness in the points he played with his first serve and got nine aces, without double faults.
Donaldson, currently ranking 59 ATP, is looking for his first final in the professional circuit, his best result, until now precisely this, as he had reached the second round in Delray Beach and Sydney, this year.
Last November Jared classified to the Next Gen Finals, showed a lot of security. Jared nullified his rival.
Lopez mentioned that at the end of the season he would analyze if he would continue his career as an athlete.