Berrettini solid in Acapulco; Alcaraz, Norrie pull out

Acapulco, Mexico. Matteo Berrettini won the seven games he played on Tuesday before Alex Molkan retired with a wrist injury in the second round of the Mexican Open.

The 26-year-old Italian, after playing his first match since losing to Andy Murray in the first round of the Australian Open on January 17, won the first set 6-0 and led 1-0 in the second when Molchan decided he couldn’t continue.

Also on Tuesday, No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and No. 5 Cameron Norrie were eliminated from the tournament.

“Unfortunately, I will not be able to play in Acapulco. Based on the tests we did this morning, I have a Grade 1 right hamstring strain that will prevent me from competing for a few days,” Alcaraz said in a statement. “I’m very sad that I can’t compete here, but now it’s time to think about recovering and being ready as soon as possible.”

Alcaraz, the US Open champion, captured his seventh ATP title earlier this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina and reached the final in Rio de Janeiro last week, where he lost to Norrie.

Norrie, who leads the ATP Tour in match wins this season with 18 wins, cited fatigue as the reason for his withdrawal.

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