Zverev beats Tsitsipas to win Mexican Open in Acapulco thriller

World quantity seven Alexander Zverev recovered from an unsure begin to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 7-6 (3) in an exciting Mexican Open last in Acapulco on Saturday and land his 14th ATP title.

The 23-year-old German misplaced the ultimate of the hardcourt match to Nick Kyrgios in 2019 and rapidly went 4-1 down to the Greek high seed on Sunday, at one level fully lacking the ball when trying an overhead smash.

Tsitsipas was unable to preserve the extent of tennis he displayed in the primary 5 video games, nevertheless, and second seed Zverev labored his method again into the competition, reeling off the final 5 video games to seal the set.

Zverev broke for 5-4 in an equally tight second set and served for the title however Tsitsipas saved a championship level and put the competition again on serve when his German opponent double-faulted.

The set tiebreak was once more studded with prolonged rallies and Zverev prevailed 7-3 on his third championship level when he pounced on a Tsitsipas drop shot and pounded the ball previous the Greek into the again of the court docket.

“This week has been one of the enjoyable I’ve had in latest months, the match confirmed that the general public can attend sporting occasions,” Zverev stated to the cheers of the group after receiving the trophy.

“When I’ve my probabilities, I would like to shut it out towards these high gamers as a result of usually they received’t offer you a second probability. I believed I performed extraordinarily nicely in the tiebreak, I’m pleased with the way it went.”

Tsitsipas, who has reached semi-finals on the Australian Open and Rotterdam this yr, conceded that the higher participant had received in the tip.

“I did the whole lot I might, however Alex was superior,” the 22-year-old world quantity 5 stated.

Reporting by Carlos Calvo Pacheco, further reporting by Nick Mulvenney in Sydney, enhancing by Sam Holmes

Check Also

ICC should come up with formula to find winner in case of drawn WTC final: Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels the ICC should find a manner to determine a …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *