Mexican Open: Arnaldi upsets fourth seed Fritz to reach second round

The Italian will face American Ben Shelton in the next round

Matteo Arnaldi at the 2024 Australian Open Matteo Arnaldi at the 2024 Australian Open Image Credit: Icon SMI / Panoramic
Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC •Third round • completed
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Italian Matteo Arnaldi upset American Taylor Fritz, the No 4 seed, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Mexican Open at the Princess Mundo Imperial Resort in Acapulco on Tuesday.

Arnaldi, ranked No 42, will play another American, the left-handed Ben Shelton, next. This was the second career top 10 win for the Italian.

Fritz had been in good form coming into this week, reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and winning the Delray Beach Open title last week.

Acapulco ATP 500, other first-round matches (Princess Mundo Imperial Resort, hard, USD 2,206,080):

  • Flavio Cobolli (Q) beat Felix Auger-Aliassime: 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Alex De Minaur (3) beat Taro Daniel: 6-2, 6-1
  • Yoshihito Nishioka (LL) beat Nuno Borges: 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Sebastian Ofner beat Ernesto Escobedo (WC): 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
  • Ben Shelton beat Daniel Evans: 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)
  • Jack Draper beat Tommy Paul (7): 6-0, 6-4
  • Miomir Kecmanovic beat Diego Schwartzman (WC): 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
  • Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez vs. Dusan Lajovic
  • Alexander Zverev vs. Daniel Altmaier
  • Michael Mmoh vs. Holger Rune
  • Aleksandar Kovacevic vs. Jordan Thompson
  • Casper Ruud vs. Christopher Eubanks
  • Terence Atmane vs. Dominik Koepfer
  • Frances Tiafoe vs. Max Purcell
  • Roman Safiullin vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas

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