Shapovalov ousts Nishikori in first round of Mexican Open
Canadian Denis Shapovalov continues his run at the Mexican Open with a second-round clash against No. 3-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria tonight from Acapulco, Mexico.
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The 18-year-old continued his strong start to the 2018 season with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 comeback victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday. Shapovalov had 11 aces in the victory.
The 48th-ranked player in the world is coming off a strong performance at the Delray Beach Open last week in Florida, making it all the way to the semifinals before losing to Peter Gojowczyk of Germany, 5-7, 4-6.
Thiem, who won the Mexican Open in 2016, is ranked sixth in the world and third in the tournament. The 24-year-old beat Great Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 in the first round.
A native of Richmond Hill, Ont., Shapovalov has never faced Thiem in his young career.
Shapovalov broke out onto the scene last year with memorable victories against Juan Martín del Potro and Rafael Nadal at the Rogers Cup before making a run to the fourth round of the U.S. Open in September.