‘This is a big stepping stone for me’, Alexander Zverev targets biggest titles after Acapulco victory
World No. 7 Alexander Zverev believes winning the Mexican Open will help him move towards his goal of winning tennis’ biggest titles.
The German defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) in a hard-fought, two-hour-and-19-minute final to lift the ATP 500 title in Acapulco.
Zverev – who had a 1-5 record against the Greek heading into the match – recovered from 1-4 down in the first set and saved a set point in the second.
The 23-year-old has now won 14 tour titles, though his last triumph above ATP 500 level came at the 2018 ATP Finals.
“It’s a great achievement for me. You come to play tournaments to win tournaments,” Zverev said in a post-match interview.
“I have done that this week. I am extremely happy with that. The main goal is still the biggest titles in the world.
“The Grand Slams are the most difficult ones to win and I haven’t achieved that yet, but I am looking forward to it. I think this is a big stepping stone for me.
“I got older (and) maybe a few things changed for me. I know how to handle a few things maybe a little bit better and, as a tennis player, you always try to evolve.”
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