Stefanos Tsitsipas felt the blow at the ATP 500 in Acapulco. The world No. 5 and top seed couldn’t set the head-to-head trend and lost in straight sets to Alexander Zverev in the final.
“Obviously the result is not the desired one, I think that today the court was much slower than other days, with the ball taking a lot of height in each punch, something that did not benefit me. I will try to generate a little more confidence for the next tournament, in Miami, although the reality is that I am sad with this result. In fact, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been having a bit of a bad time personally, but I must be grateful for having reached this final ”, he admitted after the final.
And the future? Expectations should be high with so many absences at the Miami Masters 1000. However, his confidence was felt. “Miami is a tournament that I love, but I feel that there things will not be as good as they have been this week in Acapulco. I think Miami will not be a good tournament this year, without an audience everything is different, and the protocols have made many players not want to go and get off at the last minute. With all this it is difficult for me to be a good week. In my case, I will go to play the tournament but without any kind of expectation due to all the restrictions that we are going to find there. I’m not going to comment on anything else, anything that happens there wouldn’t surprise me ”.
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.