Alexander Zverev wins Mexican Open, secures 14th ATP tour title

Parth Dhall
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Alexander Zverev wins Mexican Open, secures 14th ATP tour title
Alexander Zverev wins Mexican Open, secures 14th ATP tour title

21 Mar 2021: Alexander Zverev wins Mexican Open, secures 14th ATP tour title

Second seed Alexander Zverev beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling final to claim his 14th ATP Tour title at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC.

Zverev was duly tested throughout the match by Tsitsipas, however, he finally won 6-4, 7-6 (3) after two hours and 19 minutes.

The German, who didn't drop a set in the entire week, won his first Acapulco title.

Final: How did the final pan out?

Tsitsipas dominated Zverev in the first set with a 4-1 lead.

Although Zverev faced three break points that would have made it 5-1, he made a comeback, and won 6-4.

Zverev took a 5-4 lead in the second set, but Tsitsipas saved six break points, sending the game into tie-break.

However, the former converted his third match point to win the final.

Elation: Always wanted to win this tournament: Zverev

After the match, an elated Zverev, in the press conference, said, "I've always said that this is definitely a tournament that I want to win in my career."

"I have a very strong relationship with Mexico and with this tournament. I came here with a goal and I achieved it, and I'm very happy with that."

Fact: A final between the top two seeds

Tsitsipas and Zverev were contesting Acapulco's first final between the top two seeds since 2015, when number two David Ferrer defeated number one Kei Nishikori 6-3, 7-5. Second seed Zverev replicated it, thereby improving to 2-5 in his ATP head-to-head record against Tsitsipas.

Fact: 14th tour-level title for Zverev

Doubles: Men's doubles: Skupski Brothers win the Acapulco title

In the men's doubles event, British duo Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski overcame top seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos to win the Acapulco title.

They claimed a 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory in an hour and 34 minutes to secure their first title of the year.

With this, they clinched their third overall title together, and first since 2019 in Budapest.