American Steve Johnson modernized to a second turn of a Mexican Open with a surprisingly easy 6-4, 6-4 win over countryman John Isner on Monday night.
The 27 year-old Johnson, who is ranked 24th in a world, indispensable usually 65 mins to take caring of Isner, who was seeded eighth in Acapulco and No. 22 in a ATP rankings.
It was Johnson’s third true win over Isner. He also kick him progressing this year in a Auckland quarterfinals and final year in a same turn in Washington.
Johnson, who mislaid in a initial turn in prior dual trips to Acapulco, extended his stay this time and will play opposite a leader of Tuesday’s compare between Americans Ernest Escobedo and Stefan Kozlov.
Also on Monday, a 20 year-old Croatian Borna Córic, breezed past Mexican Lucas Gomez by 6-1, 6-1 in only 57 mins to pierce on to a subsequent turn where he will play opposite a leader of a compare between Ukrainian Alexadr Dolgopolov and Marin Cilic.
Fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium also modernized to a second turn with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Stephane Robert. Goffin, a initial Belgian to strech a top-10 in a ATP rankings, got his initial career win opposite Robert and will play a leader of a compare between American Sam Querrey and British Kyle Edmund.
Goffin, who*s entrance off a detriment opposite Jo-Wilfred Tsonga in Rotterdam final, is one of a favorites to win in Acapulco along with Serbian Novak Djokovic, a tournament*s tip seed and Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic, who skipped Dubai and supposed a furious label to play in Mexico, will make his entrance in Acapulco on Tuesday opposite Martin Klizan, from Slovakia. The Serbian star is nursing an painful right shoulder damage and has not played given a four-set Davis Cup win over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev on Feb. 3.
Nadal, a two-time champion in Acapulco, is also set to make his initial turn coming in Mexico on Tuesday, when he takes on Mischa Zverev, from Germany.