We have champion. Alexander Zverev (7th) became champion of the ATP 500 in Acapulco after beating Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5th) in the final by 6-4 and 7-6 (3) in 2 hours and 17 minutes of play. In this way, the 23-year-old German gets his first trophy at the Mexican Open and reaches 14 titles on the professional circuit.
The first set turned out to be very changeable in its development: in an overwhelming start to the match for the 22-year-old Greek, the score was 4 to 1 in his favor and seemed to indicate that everything was heading for a quick and comfortable victory for the born. in Athens. Based on claw, fight and a substantial improvement in his tennis, Zverev managed to reverse his bad start in the match, managed to break his rival twice, chained 5 consecutive games and won the first set 6-4.
Already in the second set, the process of the match turned out to be different from the beginning: both players were very solid, the course of actions was very even and they showed practically no cracks with their service game. Yes OK Sascha He seemed to show a slight superiority and had opportunities to finish the match, he did not know how to capitalize on them and the second set reached a tie-break. There, the former world number 3 was superior to Tsitsipas, showed that he was determined to close the match and took it with category. In this way, the final of the Mexican Tennis Open was in the hands of Zverev by 6-4 and 7-6 (3).
Little did the record in his favor that Greek Tsitsipas brought with him in the run-up to the match: 5 victories and one fall, with the incentive that the German had only been able to defeat him back in 2018, when he won the first match between the two in the semifinals of the Washington tournament by 6-2 and 6-4.
A taste of revenge will bring about this consecration in the ATP 500 in Acapulco for Zverev, since in the 2019 edition he had not been able to lift the trophy after falling in the final against Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3 and 6-4. Cheers, champion.