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Acapulco | Norrie and Konta score first round wins

Both Cameron Norrie and Johanna Konta have reached the second round of the Abierto Mexicana Telcel tournament, the Mexican Open, in Acapulco in reasonable comfort.

Norrie, 23, beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2 2-6 6-2 for the first time in three meetings, while Konta, 27, joined compatriot Katie Boulter in round two by dismissing Germany’s Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-2.

Norrie, the British number two and world number 64, required two hours and 18 minutes to dispatch his Japanese opponent and set up a meeting with fourth seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina who in turn progressed at the expense of Romania’s Marius Copi 5-3 4-6 6-1.

Meanwhile in the women’s draw, eighth seeded Konta, ranked 45 in the world, spent 71-minutes to secure her win over Siegemund, her doubles partner, who is ranked 60 places below her.


Jo Konta defeats her doubles partner for a place in round two

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Konta, who held her serve throughout without conceding break point, broke early in the opening set and twice in the second securing the victory on her on her first match point.

In the third round, she will face Russian world number 167 Varvara Flink, who went through after Amanda Anisimova retired with score line at 4-3 in her favour.

Australian Open semi-finalist and second seed Danielle Collins was beaten 6-1 6-2 by former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

In the men’s draw, Rafa Nadal, the top seed, beat Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-3 6-2 in his first match since losing the Australian Open final in January, to set up an intriguing match with Nick Kyrgios who defeated Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-5. The winner of that clash could well face Stan Wawrinka in the third round.

Zverev’s brother Alexander, the second seed, lost only one point on serve in a dominant 6-3 6-3 win against qualifier Alexei Popyrin of Australia while third seed John Isner served 18 aces in his 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino.

 

 





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