Last week, surprising news emerged as Novak Djokovic, the world no. 2, was given a wild-card for the ATP 500 event in Acapulco. Being at his very first presence in Mexico, Djokovic already put in a solid statement. In his latest appearance on the main court, he edged Juan Martin del Potro in a thrilling encounter that the crowd truly enjoyed. Moreover, Djokovic is catching more and more support from the Mexican crowd gathered in Acapulco's main arena. The Serb sailed further and will now face Nick Kyrgios for a place in the semis.

Del Potro barely surrendered

Still having a low-ranking status, del Potro is giving out chills on the spine wherever he plays. Ranked as the world no. 32, the Argentine came in as an unseeded player in Acapulco and he was given Djokovic's quarter. Edging Frances Tiafoe in the opening round, del Potro set a match against Djokovic. The first set saw a dominant del Potro, while Djokovic struggled with pace. Eventually, the Argentine, who played solid from the back of the court, took the set by 6-4. As expected, Djokovic found out a favourable trend in the 2nd set and he went on winning it by 6-4. To the delight of those watching from the stands, the match went into a decisive 3rd set. Both competitors did the best on their own serve and del Potro was the first who broke the opponent's serve.

It could have been the key moment of the match, but the Serb immediately broke back not allowing his opponent to get comfortable in front. Then, Djokovic made a perfect game on his serve and the pressure started to mount on the Argentine who eventually collapsed. Djokovic took the set by 6-4 converting the 2nd match point he created.

Nick Kyrgios has a new chance

Widely criticized due to his behavior on the tennis court, the Aussie player, ranked 17th in the world, sees himself in front of a new chance to prove people they're wrong. On his way to the quarterfinals, he got past Dudi Sela (75 ATP) and Donald Young (63 ATP). Against Djokovic, it'll be a totally different match. Despite being a constant ATP player over the past 2 or 3 years, Kyrgios will have his very first clash with Novak Djokovic. And that's a solid reason to keep an eye on this match.