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ATP 500- Acapulco Open

ATP 500- Acapulco Open

Nadal completed the victory in 1hr 20min at Acapulco's Princess Mundo Imperial venue, defeating his 76th ranked opponent easily. Fourth seed Diego Schwartzman showed no sign of the right leg injury that forced him to retire in his first-round match last week at the Rio Open presented by Claro.

In his first match since Melbourne Park, Rafa took on German tennis veteran Mischa Zverev in Acapulco.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed the victory in 1hr 20min at Acapulco's Princess Mundo Imperial venue, defeating his 76th ranked opponent easily. He ended up holding the advantage for the rest of the set.

During his opener in Acapulco, Nadal found Zverev putting up a challenge at the start of the second set. He wrapped up the match in a little over an hour.

Tsitsipas, crowned champion at the Open 13 Marseille last Sunday, made it seven wins in a row with a 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (1-7) 6-1 result against Hubert Hurkacz. "It's never easy against Mischa, especially without competing for a while", said Nadal.

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"Nick is one of the most talented players on tour. And I'm trying to be ready for it".

The German second seed did not face a break point in a routine 6-3 6-3 win over Popyrin, who was thrust into the main draw when Bernard Tomic withdrew from their second-round qualifying encounter.

After winning his eighth ATP Tour title in Rotterdam, Monfils defeated qualifier Ricardas Berankis 6-1 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 to make sure he will return to the top 20 in the world rankings for the first time since July 2017.

Third seed John Isner served 18 aces in a 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory over France's Adrian Mannarino.

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