Acapulco, February 27th – The first day closed with a major surprise. The Argentine Guido Andreozzi was one step away from achieving what would have been his biggest victory yet but in the end it was the Norwegian Casper Ruud who advanced to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC.
The Norwegian started off a break down in the match but it didn’t take him long to recover lost ground. He managed to recover against a surprising Andreozzi, taking a 6-4 lead.
It looked like a straightforward victory for the Roland Garros and US Open finalist, but the Argentinean broke Rudds´s serve in the second set. Ruud managed to recover again, but Guido got a new break to close the second set with his serve 6-4 and send the match to the third set.
During the last set we saw one break on each side until both players reached a 6-6 tie and had to decide the match in a tiebreak. During the tiebreak, Ruud used up all of his experience and Andreozzi unfortunately could not show his best game. With a 7-2 score, Casper got his ticket to the next round, where he will face Japan’s Taro Daniel.
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