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The tennis community can’t keep quiet as the latest edition of the Mexican Open has delivered some spectacular showdowns at the Arena GNP Seguros. It is part of the ATP Tour 500 category and features some of the big guns competing for the championship on the outdoor hard courts in Acapulco. With the conclusion of the initial round of fixtures, the stage is now set for some round of 16 matches during this South American swing.

In the second round, the 8th-seeded American, Frances Tiafoe, will square off against his unseeded German opponent, Dominik Koepfer. With both players of high caliber vying for a place in the quarterfinal round, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this hard-court encounter in Acapulco.

Frances Tiafoe vs. Dominik Koepfer: ATP Acapulco round of 16 match preview


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After a semifinal finish at the Delray Beach Open, Frances Tiafoe is back on the court at the Mexican Open. Entering the tournament as the 8th-seeded participant, the American tennis star has started his campaign by overcoming Max Purcell in his opening match. Tiafoe made a brilliant comeback after dropping the first set, as he won with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

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Dominik Koepfer, on the other hand, is coming to the tournament after his first-round defeat at the Los Cabos Open. In his opening-round match in Acapulco, the unseeded German player defeated the Frenchman Terence Atmane while pulling off a bagel set, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.

Tiafoe vs. Koepfer: Head-to-Head

The round-of-16 match clash between Tiafoe and Koepfer at this season’s Mexican Open will also mark their first meeting on the ATP tour. With no prior encounters in any competitive game between the ATP players, their H2H record is currently tied at 0-0.

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Prediction: Tiafoe to come out on top in the round of 16 match of the Mexican Open

The American player has three ATP singles titles in his bag, and he has also reached the top 10 rankings on the tour. Given his vast experience and current seeding in Acapulco, Tiafoe is the favorite to win this round of 16 against his unseeded German opponent and will reach the quarterfinal round.

Who do you think will prevail in this blockbuster Mexican Open match between Tiafoe and Koepfer? Let us know in the comments section.

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