Mexican Open: Johanna Konta, Cameron Norrie & Rafael Nadal win

Cameron Norrie lost in the 2nd round of the Rio Commence last week

Britain’s Cameron Norrie and Johanna Konta every won to place the 2nd round of the Mexican Commence.

Norrie, 23, beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-2 2-6 6-2, whereas Konta, 27, overcame Germany’s Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-2 in Acapulco.

Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-3 6-2 in his first match since shedding the Australian Commence final in January.

Nadal has reached the Mexico Commence final in his three previous appearances.

“I’m elated for the victory. It’s never easy in opposition to Mischa, in particular with out competing for a whereas,” said 32-one year-dilapidated Nadal, who will next face Australian Slash Kyrgios.

“This match is laborious and there is heaps of big avid gamers, so all these matches can occur in the early phases.

“Slash is one of the significant most proficient avid gamers on tour. It’s a substantial danger for me and I am hoping to be willing for it.”

Zverev’s brother Alexander, the 2nd seed, lost ideal one level on aid in a dominant 6-3 6-3 bewitch in opposition to Alexei Popyrin.

Third seed John Isner served 18 aces in a 6-3 4-6 6-3 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino.

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Norrie, the British number two and world number 64, beat Nishioka in two hours and 18 minutes to attach of abode up a gathering with fourth seed Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

Eighth seed Konta, ranked 45 in the arena, wished an hour and 11 minutes to survey off Siegemund, her doubles accomplice, who’s ranked 60 locations below her.

Konta, who did now not face a single spoil level, broke early in the outlet attach of abode and twice in the 2nd sooner than sealing the bewitch on her first match level.

Within the third round, she will be able to face Russian world number 167 Varvara Flink, who went by after Amanda Anisimova retired.

Australian Commence semi-finalist and 2nd seed Danielle Collins turned into as soon as overwhelmed 6-1 6-2 by mature world number 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

Within the outlet round of the males’s doubles, top seeds Jamie Murray of Britain and Brazilian Bruno Soares suffered a 6-2 7-6 (7-4) defeat by Sweden’s Robert Lindstedt and American Frances Tiafoe.

Meanwhile, on the Dubai Responsibility Free, Britain’s Dom Inglot and Croatia’s Franko Skugor lost 6-2 6-2 to Japan’s Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany in the males’s doubles.

But Briton Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram, the fourth seeds, reached the quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-1 success over Russians Karen Khachanov and Daniil Medvedev.

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