Alexander Zverev: ‘I came here with a goal and I achieved it’ as he wins Mexican title

Alexander Zverev has won his 14th career title in Acapulco, after defeating rival Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets.

The German world number seven was second seed at the Mexican Open and played an almost perfect tournament, never dropping a set throughout the tournament, although he did receive a walkover in the quarterfinal.

His opponent Tsitsipas, who was seeded first, had a slightly tougher route to the final with a three set clash in the quarterfinal against Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Their previous head to head clashes were dominated by the Greek with five wins to Zverev’s one, however the German had previous success in Acapulco reaching the final in 2019.

Zverev defeated Ttitsipas 6-4, 7-6 in Saturday’s final and afterwards said the Mexican Open was an event he’d always wanted to win.

“This week has been one of the most fun I have had in recent months, the tournament showed that the public can attend sporting events,” Zverev said to the cheers of the crowd after receiving the trophy.

“When I have my chances, I need to close it out against these top players because normally they won’t give you a second chance. I thought I played extremely well in the tiebreak, I’m happy with how it went.”

“I’ve always said that this is definitely a tournament that I wanted to win in my career,” Zverev said.

“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.”

Meanwhile defeated finalist Stefanos Tsitipas was humble in defeat. “I did everything I could, but Alex was superior,” he said after the match.

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