The ATP event in acapulco, Mexico managed to gather some of the biggest names on its main draw. Novak Djokovic leads the upper half of the draw, while Rafael Nadal is in charge of the 2nd one. Besides, other ATP top players are eager for glory in Mexico. Dominic Thiem, Juan Martin del Potro, Cilic, Kyrgios or David Goffin are nothing but easy opponents to deal with. The first two seeds had their opening matches, and no upset emerged as both qualified for the next round.

Nadal got past Mischa Zverev

Rafael Nadal (6 ATP) faced Mischa Zverev (30 ATP) in his opening match.

Zverev came back strongly in January reaching the quarterfinals in Melbourne ousting Andy Murray in the process. Against the Spaniard, he had very few chances. His serve and volley were not enough to cause serious distress to Nadal. The opening set went tie to tie, but when the German served for 5-5, he failed to deliver allowing Nadal to get the set by 6-4. The 30-years-old Spaniard got in front, and the 2nd set only required a break for him to seal the victory. In the next round, he will play against Paolo Lorenzi (38 ATP) of Italy, a 35-years-old player that lost all previous three encounters with Nadal.

Djokovic made his Mexican debut

Playing for the first time in Acapulco, Djokovic received a warm welcome from the crowd.

That and his eagerness to regain his pace were the right incentives that he needed to get past Martin Klizan (62 ATP). The clash was nothing but an easy ride as the Slovak was determined to fight for his chances. The opener was dominated by Djokovic who took the set by 6-3. The 2nd saw a revived Slovak whose game became more dangerous.

He took the lead by breaking Djokovic's serve but failed to maintain it. Eventually, it went to a tie-break where the Serb was stronger. It's a great win for him, but the hardest part is ahead as he will Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the quarterfinals. The Argentine is playing his 2nd tournament in a row after last week comeback at Delray Beach in Florida. Last year, he produced a huge shock by defeating Djokovic in the early stages of Rio Olympics.