Acapulco, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-seeded Kei Nishikori moved on
during Tuesday’s first round at the $1.4 million Mexican Open tennis event
with a straight set victory over Alejandro Gonzalez.
Nishikori had to battle through the second set to beat Gonzalez, but the
Japanese native ultimately won 6-3, 7-5.
Second-seeded David Ferrer dealt Igor Sijsling a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) loss to
advance to the second round.
No. 3 seed Grigor Dimitrov beat Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 5-7, 6-0, while sixth-
seeded Ivo Karlovic grabbed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Russian Teymuraz
American Ryan Harrison was up in the third set against compatriot Donald Young
before Young retired. Bernard Tomic lost the first set in his match against
Adrian Mannarino, but he took the final two for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win.
In other action, Yen-Hsun Lu defeated Victor Estrella Burgos 6-2, 7-5;
Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer downed Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 2-6,
6-2; Steve Johnson cruised past Ivan Dodig 6-4, 6-4; and Viktor Troicki
managed his way past Daniel Garza 6-4, 6-3.
The 2015 Acapulco champ will claim $343,000.