Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and german Alexander Zverev, first and second favorites, reached this Wednesday the quarterfinals of the Mexican Tennis Open, an ATP 500 category tournament that takes place in Acapulco and whose defending champion is Rafael Nadal, absent this time.
Tsitsipas wiped the American off the field John isner, which he beat 6-3 and 6-2 in a master class on how to return the services of an opponent with one of the best serves on the circuit.
The American was expected to scare the Greek with his lethal services, but only at his first opportunity. Tsitsipas he achieved a break and from there he became the owner of the game. In the sixth game he again broke the opponent’s serve and won the first set 6-3.
In the second Isner he was slow, with unforced errors and little accuracy in hitting. Again he suffered an early break in the first ‘game’, which took him out of the game.
Calm, the world-ranking number five again made a beak in the third, from which he was dominant in his serve turns and headed to victory in 57 minutes.
In the quarterfinals, this Thursday Tsitsipas will face the canadian Felix Auger Aliassime, one of the young talents of the circuit.
Shortly before the german Alexander Zverev, second favorite, went ahead on a night in which he did not show his best game and beat the Serbian 6-4 and 6-3 Laslo djere.
Zverev, seventh racket in the world, will play in the quarterfinals against the Norwegian Casper ruud, who eliminated the dutch Tallon griekspoor by 4-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (3).
Bulgarian Grigor dimitrov, fifth seeded, won 6-4 and 6-2 to the Serbian Miomir kecmanovic and advanced to the quarterfinals, a stage in which he will go before the revelation of the tournament, the Italian Lorenzo Musetti, who on Tuesday eliminated the Argentine Diego Scheartzman, third favorite, and this Wednesday to the American Frances Tiafoe by 2-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (1).
This Wednesday the German Dominik Koepfer won 6-4 and 6-2 over Canadian Milos raonic and will play against the british Cameron norrie, winner by 6-4 and 6-3 of the Italian Fabio Fognini.
The Mexican Open, which takes place on a fast court with a prize pool of one million 204,960 dollars, is one of the ATP 500 tournaments most preferred by players. It will continue this Thursday with the phase of the eight best.