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Mexican Open: McDonald beats Nakashima to advance to quarter-finals
The American will face No 7 seed Tommy Paul in the next round
American Mackenzie McDonald beat compatriot Brandon Nakashima 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open at the Princess Mundo Imperial in Acapulco on Wednesday.
In the previous round of the Acapulco Open, the American won against Italian lucky loser Luciano Darderi (6-4, 6-2), who came in as a replacement after world No 2 and top seed Carlos Alcaraz pulled out of the tournament with an injury.
Nakashima, ranked No 49 in the world, won against German Daniel Altmaier (6-3, 3-6, 6-1) during the first round of the Acapulco Open.
McDonald, ranked No 62 in the ATP rankings, will face seventh seed Tommy Paul, who advanced when his opponent Michael Mmoh retired during the second set of their match due to injury.
Acapulco ATP500, other second-round matches (Princess Mundo Imperial, hard, USD 2,013,940):
- Nuno Borges vs. Holger Rune
- Elias Ymer vs. Matteo Berrettini
- Alex De Minaur vs. Jacopo Berrettini
- Taylor Fritz vs. Denis Shapovalov
- Taro Daniel vs. Casper Ruud
- Feliciano López vs. Frances Tiafoe