De Minaur downs Paul to take Mexico Open crown

Australia’s Alex de Minaur beat USA’s Tommy Paul in three sets on Saturday to win the Mexican Open in Acapulco.

De Minaur, 24, fought back after losing the first set to claim the seventh title of his professional career, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

This victory was the seventh title in de Minor’s career and his first title at the ATP 500 tournament.

It was another combative response from de Minor, who also recovered after losing the first set of his semi-final against Holger Rune on Friday.

De Minor’s tenacious play was embodied in the first game of the final set when he saved five break points to hold him up before winning in 2 hours and 27 minutes.

“It’s wonderful, it’s amazing,” De Minor said in an on-court interview after his victory.

“I know how much hard work has gone into getting here and it’s great to see the results.

“It’s not always that you win the tournament and end the week undefeated, so I will definitely cherish that as I go to Indian Wells and Miami.”



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