‘We’re both really hungry,’ Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up dream final against Alexander Zverev
Stefanos Tsitsipas ended Lorenzo Musetti’s dream run in Acapulco to set up a blockbuster final against Alexander Zverev.
The top seed refused to give the Italian qualifier time to settle, and took just 79 minutes to win 6-1 6-3 and book his place in a 13th ATP Tour final.
The Greek said: “Matches like this are really important and I’m happy to be playing well.
“Acapulco has been treating me really well and the fans have been giving me love and support. We’ll definitely see a lot from Lorenzo in the future, he has a wonderful one-handed backhand and creates lots of opportunities. He showed his level this week.”
Stefanos Tsitsipas will now face second seed and World No 7 Alexander Zverev in Sunday’s final as the Greek bids to win his first ever ATP 500 title.
The World No 5 has dominated the matchup in previous years winning five of their six encounters on tour, though Tsitsipas is wary of the German.
“I am really looking forward to the final,” said Tsitsipas.
“Sascha is someone I’ve played against in the past and it’s never easy. We’re both really hungry and we’re both very competitive.”
It will be first time in six years that the top two seeds have contested the Acapulco final, when No. 2 seed David Ferrer defeated top-seed Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.
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