Alejandro Tabilo successfully debuted at the Challenger 125 in Mexico City (clay), after beating South Korean Hong Seong-chan in two sets
Chilean tennis player Alejandro Tabilo (162nd in the ATP ranking) made his successful debut this Monday at Challenger 125 in Mexico City, a contest that is played on the clay courts of the Chapultepec Sports Center.
The third national racket and sixth seed in the main draw gave an account in the round of 32 of the South Korean Hong Seong-chan (207th), in an unprecedented duel on the circuit, with partials of 7-5 and 6-3.
Despite facing some resistance from the Asian in the first round, the Canadian-born left-hander pulled off the match without major drawbacks based on a solid baseline game and a high concentration on the ‘big points’.
Remember that ‘Jano’, 25, had the intention of playing the Masters 1,000 in Miami, but was left with the desire to lose in qualifying against his compatriot Cristian Garín.
For the move to the quarterfinals, Tabilo will face off against Frenchman Enzo Couacaud (194th), who beat Dominican Nick Hardt (217th) in the first round 6-7, 7-5, 6-3.