Tsitsipas still does not raise his head

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Alex de Minaur, defending champion, defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 1-6, 6-3 and 6-3 this Thursday and qualified for the second consecutive time for the semifinals of the Mexican Tennis Open.

The Australian, seeded ninth in the ATP, struggled in the first set and lost it in 28 minutes, but he came back in the next two to take the victory in 2 hours and 6 minutes.


“It was a difficult game, it wasn’t very good because the wind made it difficult for both of us. My first victory against Tsitsipas had to be in Acapulco, a place of great memories“said de Minaur, who snapped a 10-match losing streak against Tsitsipas, world number 12.

In the semifinals, third seed De Minaur will face Jack Draperwho beat Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-2.

The 25-year-old Australian won eight in a row in Mexico and became the first defending champion in Acapulco to reach the semi-finals the following year since David Ferrer in 2013.

Chillieswho aspire to their third semifinal in Acapulco, He continued his string of bad results that led him to drop out of the top 10.

In its part, Holger Rune also advanced to the semi-finals for the second year in a row with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (0) victory over Dominik Koepfer.

The Dane, who lost in the semifinals to de Minaur in 2023, will face the winner of the match between Ben Shelton and Casper Ruud. Rune, 20, now has a 6-0 record against German players on tour and has reached his 16th ATP semi-final.

Source: La Verdad

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