Rafal Nadal had another incredible night in Acapulco, against a Marin Cilic who showed little attitude and little tennis, and is already in the final of the Mexican Tennis Open without losing a set in the contest. The Manacorí won by 6-1 and 6-2 in 83 minutes of play. He will now face his second final of the year and the third in Acapulco, where he already won the title the previous two times in which he disputed.
The Spanish had to use little in the first heat before a cold Cilic and came out with an inaccurate drive , which meant two breaks against and Rafa was 5-0 up in 24 minutes. Then came a sixth game for Cilic and a complicated seventh for Rafa, who had to recover four break points and in which he started 0-40, but reversed it and took the set 6-1 in 32 minutes.
The second part ran similarly, Nadal broke quickly and then was left with his service to get 2-0 up, although Cilic seemed to get into rhythm and felt with an improvement in his performance to put some excitement to the encounter. Although the Croatian in the seventh game fell again before the forceful Spanish and Rafa broke again in the seventh game to get 5-2 and close the second set with his service in 51 minutes.
With this victory, Nadal reached its fourteenth consecutive win in the Mexican Pacific and reached 28 sets won and none lost, in addition to only 71 games. A record in the competition, which is heading for his third title in three participation of the Mexican Open Tennis.
Tsurenko and Mladenovic in the women’s final
The Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko and France’s Kristina Mladenovic will meet in the final of the WTA tournament in Acapulco , scoring a hard-hitting match in the semi-finals of Croatian Mirjana Lucic Varoni, who retired due to injury during the first Set (5-0), and United Stateswoman Christina McHale (7-5, 4-6, 6-2), respectively.
The surprise jumped in Mexico with the elimination of the top favourite to win the title, Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who, due to some physical problems ended up leaving the duel with a 5-0 on the scoreboard .
Meanwhile , the Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic claimed her second favourite status by knocking down United States woman Christina McHale with some difficulties. After two very tight sets to the last games, the Frenchwoman made three ‘breaks’ to the American to seal her pass to the final of Acapulco.