Reyes-Varela and the Tsitsipas brothers have a bye in doubles 


  • The Mexican lost in his doubles opener and the Greek brothers were also out.

Acapulco, February 27, 2024.- Mexican tennis lost another representative in the doubles tournament of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC, after the defeat of Miguel Reyes-Varela in the first round, while the sentimental favorites of the public, the Tsitsipas brothers, also said goodbye.

In the first round on court 2 of the Arena GNP Seguros complex, Reyes-Varela and the Argentine Guido Andreozzi put up a good fight, but it was not enough for them in their first round match against the Monegasque Hugo Nys and the Polish Jan Zielenski, second in the seeding, who ended up winning 7-5, 2-6 and 10-6, in one hour and 38 minutes of play.

“I am left with a bitter taste. We came very well in the second set to turn the match around. However, we had some opportunities that we didn’t know how to take advantage of”, admitted the Mexican, who reached the main draw with a wild card.

The first set was very disputed, with both pairs holding their serve until the twelfth game, when Miguel could not hold his serve with a controversial call from the chair umpire, to fall by 5-7 in the set.

“It was the only foot fault that was called in the whole match, when I was serving 5-6 with the same score, so it was the set point, the decisive point. We scored it; it had been a good first serve and the opponent missed the return. Theoretically it was 6-6 and we were going to the tie-break, and the call came very late. It was not the line judge’s call, but the chair umpire’s. It was a difficult moment and they took advantage of it. It was a difficult moment and they took advantage of my second serve to win the set”, explained Reyes-Varela.

In turn, the Greeks Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas fell in straight sets 4-6 and 3-6 to the British Julian Cash and American Robert Galloway, despite the support of the fans in Acapulco, leaving the tournament prematurely.

To complete Tuesday’s match, French fourth seeds Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul came from behind to beat Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic and Russian Roman Safiulin 4-6, 6-4, 10-6.


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