Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to win Acapulco International

first_img Reuters AcapulcoMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 11:06 IST Nick Kyrgios defeated Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 in the Acapulco International finalWith the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against ZverevKyrgios won his fifth career ATP titleAustralian Nick Kyrgios stunned German second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title.The temperamental Aussie, whose scintillating run to the final included wins over multiple Grand Slam winners Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal, played free and focused from the outset and frustrated Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.Former world number 13 Kyrgios, who has fallen to 72 in the rankings, converted three of his break point opportunities and sealed the win on his first championship point with a massive serve that was too much for world number three Zverev to handle.if you’re loving these drop shots from @NickKyrgios tonight!@AbiertoTelcel pic.twitter.com/0yXWnrG4YzATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 3, 2019Kyrgios struck first and emphatically when he broke Zverev at love in the fourth game of the opening set and consolidated the break to go ahead 4-1, triggering a frustrated Zverev to smash his racquet beyond repair on the hard court.THAT is how you save a break pointthe #AMT2019 final now on @TennisTV pic.twitter.com/dd4nT4gbeeATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 3, 2019The 23-year-old Australian opened the second set with a break but then looked like he may start to crack when he found himself staring down a break point in the next game and double-faulted, allowing Zverev to draw level at 1-1.But Kyrgios’ nerves held up and he broke again in the fifth game and then held steady the rest of the way as he collected his first tournament win since Brisbane in January 2018.advertisementZverev, competing in only his second tournament of the year after crashing out of the fourth round of the Australian Open, arrived in the final in solid form having not dropped a set all week but had no answer for Kyrgios.With the win, Kyrgios improved to 4-3 in career head-to-head meetings against Zverev.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Nick KyrgiosFollow Alexander ZverevFollow Acapulco International Nick Kyrgios beats Alexander Zverev to win Acapulco InternationalNick Kyrgios stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title. The temperamental Aussie played free and focused from the outset and frustrated Zverev with a steady diet of drop shots.advertisement Nextlast_img

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