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Shapovalov overcomes Kecmanovic in Acapulco first round

Denis Shapovalov edged out Miomir Kecmanovic 6-7(4), 6-0, 7-5 on Monday night and will play No 3 seed Taylor Fritz in the next round.

Denis Shapovalov, 2022 Denis Shapovalov at the National Bank Open in Montreal Image Credit: Zuma / Panoramic
Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC •Third round • completed
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Canadian Denis Shapovalov edged out Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic 6-7(4), 6-0, 7-5 to reach the second round of the Mexican Open at the Princess Mundo Imperial in Acapulco on Monday night.

It was a roller-coaster ride, complete with all kinds of momentum swings. Shapovalov broke back late in the first set only to lose the ensuing tiebreaker. The left-hander swiftly rebounded to dish out a bagel in the second. In the decider it was Kecmanovic’s turn to mount a comeback. The recent Delray Beach runner-up broke back when his opponent served for the match at 5-4, but that success was short-lived. Shapovalov broke again for a 6-5 advantage and this time he made no mistake with victory on his racket.

Shapovalov, ranked No 30, will play No 3 seed Taylor Fritz next.

Acapulco ATP500, other first-round results:

  • Alex De Minaur vs. Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez
  • Jacopo Berrettini vs. Oscar Otte
  • Daniel Altmaier vs. Brandon Nakashima
  • Carlos Alcaraz vs. Mackenzie McDonald
  • Nuno Borges vs. Nick Chappell
  • Matteo Berrettini vs. Alex Molcan
  • Cameron Norrie vs. Adrian Mannarino
  • Guido Andreozzi vs. Casper Ruud
  • Taro Daniel vs. J.J. Wolf
  • Emilio Gomez vs. Tommy Paul
  • Yoshihito Nishioka vs. Frances Tiafoe
  • Ben Shelton vs. Holger Rune: tuesday
  • Christopher Eubanks vs. Feliciano López
  • Taylor Fritz beat John Isner: 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Michael Mmoh beat Marcos Giron: 7-6(3), 6-1
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