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'We're both really hungry and competitive,' says Stefanos Tsitsipas ahead of Alexander Zverev final clash

Stefanos Tsitsipas after Rafael Nadal win

Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached his first ATP 500 final at the Mexican Open and will take on second seed Alexander Zverev.

Tsitsipas, who is current world number five, beat promising youngster Lorenzo Musetti 6-1, 6-3 in their semi-final and is hoping to pick up his sixth career title.

Meanwhile opponent Zverev, world number seven, is looking for his 13th career title and has previously had more success in Acapulco reaching the 2019 final before getting pipped to the post by Nick Kyrgios.

Despite being rivals for a number of years, the two players have only met on court six times, with Tsitispas dominating the head to heads so far winning five of them.

After his semi-final win, Tsitsipas praised his young opponent and said he is looking forward to a competitive final encounter.

"Matches like this are really important and I’m happy to be playing well," said Tsitsipas.

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“Acapulco has been treating me really well and the fans have been giving me love and support.

"We’ll definitely see a lot from Lorenzo in the future, he has a wonderful one-handed backhand and creates lots of opportunities. He showed his level this week.”

“I am really looking forward to the final,” continued Tsitsipas.

“Sascha is someone I’ve played against in the past and it’s never easy. We’re both really hungry and we’re both very competitive.”

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