Australian tennis player Alex de Minaur defeated American Tommy Paul 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 after 2h28 of play in the ATP 500 final in Acapulco. Ranked 22nd in the world, he won his seventh career.
Alex de Minaur He is still among the best in the world, although he never managed to rise to the level predicted for him. Last season he became the champion Atlanta ATP 250, as a result of its reverberation. In addition, he played in the semi-finals Barcelona, Lyon, Eastbourne and Stockholm. Among other notable weeks, he reached the quarterfinals in Rotterdam. His 2023 began in the fourth round Australian Open and repeating rooms in Rotterdam and the same example in Marseille. In Acapulco defeated Rodrigo Pacheco, Jacopo Berrettini, Taro Daniel and Holger Rune.
Tommy Paul he’s having the best moment of his career, playing great tennis and making it difficult for anyone on the court. In the past season, he was unable to lift the championship, although he reached the semifinals of the ATP 250 series in Delray Beach. In addition, he reached the quarterfinals Adelaida 1, Adelaida 2, Acapulco, Queen, Eastbourne, Atlanta, Montreal, Gijón and Paris. 2023 started it off in a huge way, finishing eighth Adelaidesemi-finals in Australian Open and enter the rooms Delray Beach. In Acapulco exceeded Emilio Gómez, Michael Mmoh, Mackenzie McDonald and Taylor Fritz.
De Minaur climbs to the top
Alex de Minaur and Tommy Paul looked at each other in the grand final Acapulco ATP 500.
Early in the match, the American escaped two break points with his serve and forehand and then broke serve to win. After the sixth game, the Australian couldn’t find a rhythm and faded away. With almost no problems, Paul went ahead 6-3 in 38 minutes.
The second set was much more combative as the Australian hit his palms, gained accuracy and found space. Even though he broke in the sixth game and was unable to strengthen it, he remained focused on what he was doing. Tommy, on the other hand, tried to close the score quickly and added errors. As he released his return, De Minaur overtook him 6-4 in 58 minutes.
Flexible, loose and very quick on his feet, the world No. 22 came out on top in the third set, taking over the rallies and breaking back to back. Playing back up, Paul made mistakes, showed signs of physical illness and threw in the towel. With a showy mentality, De Miñaur became a champion 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 tras 2h28m.