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 final, 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 development of the actions was very even and they showed almost no cracks with their turn to serve. Yes OK Sascha He seemed to show a slight superiority and had opportunities to finish the match, he did not know how to take advantage of 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. In this way, the final of the Mexican Tennis Open was in the hands of Zverev by 6-4 and 7-6 (3).
The history in his favor that the Greek Tsitsipas brought with him in the previous match did not weigh much: 5 victories and one fall, with the incentive that the German had only been able to defeat him there in 2018, when he won the first confrontation between both in Washington semifinals 6-2, 6-4.
A taste of revenge for Zverev will have this consecration in the ATP 500 in Acapulco, since he took revenge from the 2019 edition when he lost in the final against Australian Nick Kyrgios. Cheers, champion.