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De Minaur puts an end to Tsitsipas' dream in Acapulco

De Minaur puts an end to Tsitsipas' dream in Acapulco

Stefanos Tsitsipas was unable to officially ratify his return to the top ten after falling in the quarterfinals of the Telcel Mexican Open and the Acapulco Championship to Australian Alex de Minaur, His main rival in the struggle to return to the top ten in the world, after he came back to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Tsitsipas, who in the first set took advantage of de Minaur's errors with his serve He converted three of the four shots he had to take to lead the scoreboard 1-6, but in the second set he saw how De Minaur took better advantage of Tsitsipas' concessions, despite the Greek player breaking his serve twice. In the third set, errors condemned the nervous Tsitsipas in front of De Minaur, who did not give up his serve and took advantage of two of five opportunities to break his serve. This was in his favor to take the match and reserve his place in the semi-finals, where he will face British Jack Draper, who clearly defeated Serbian Miomir Kekmanovic 6-2.

Tsitsipas' defeat to De Minaur may have been a setback for the Greek in his attempt to return to the top 10 since then, Although he currently has 3,170 points and is ranked 10th in the hypothetical rankings, De Minaur could overtake him in the rankings if he can win the title, as he will have 3,210 points, 40 more than Tsitsipas.

Denmark's Holger Rohn also reached the semi-finals of the Acapulco Telcel Open. He was the main candidate to win the title after the exclusion of Alexander Zverev, who had to go through two tiebreaks to defeat the brave German Dominik Kaufer 7-6 (2), 7-6 (0). Ron's successful serve and 22 winners tipped the scales in his favorThe Dane, who will seek a place in the final, faces Norwegian Casper Ruud, who defeated American Ben Shelton 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4. To advance to the semi-finals and thus consolidate his return to the top ten in the rankings ahead of the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.

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