In the singles draw at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC on Tuesday night, Alex de Minaur was given the challenging task of facing off against the only other Mexican player. The Australian expertly handled the challenging assignment by defeating 17-year-old wild card Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez and his home supporters 6-1, 6-2 on the stadium court.
Throughout the contest, the eighth seed hit 25 winners and avoided the one break point he came up against as he held for a 5-2 lead in the second set. Pacheco Mendez gained momentum in the match because to the Acapulco crowd, but he was unable to overcome De Minaur's strong beginnings in both sets, with the Australian breaking at the first available chance in each.
He moved to 8-4 on the year with the win. Before arriving in Acapulco, De Minaur advanced to back-to-back quarterfinals in Rotterdam and Marseille after reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open (lost to Djokovic).