Tsitsipas Blazes into Acapulco QFs with Dominant Performance, Sets Up De Minaur Clash

Stefanos Tsitsipas plays his best match of the year to beat Flavio Cobolli 6-3, 7-6(6) and reach the QFs for the third time in three Acapulco appearences.

Acapulco, Mexico - February 29, 2024: World No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas delivered his best performance of the year so far, dismantling rising star Flavio Cobolli 6-3, 7-6(6) to secure his third consecutive quarterfinal.

Defending champion Alex de Minaur will take on Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Mexican Open on Thursday.

De Minaur commenced his title defence with a solid 6-2, 6-1 win over Taro Daniel in the first round. He was up against Sebastian Ofner for a place in the last eight. The Australian cruised through the first set as he claimed it for the loss of just one game.

De Minaur went down a break to fall behind 2-0 in the second set. He wasn't on the backfoot for too long as he swept six of the next seven games to win the match 6-1, 6-3 and tally his seventh consecutive win at the venue.

Tsitsipas defeated Roman Safiullin 6-3, 6-4 to set up a second round showdown against Flavio Cobolli. A lone break of serve was all the Greek needed to sway the first set in his favor.

The second set was a bit more competitive. Tsitsipas secured a break of serve in the ninth game to go 5-4 up but couldn't close out the match in the following game. Nevertheless, he got the job done in the ensuing tie-break to complete a 6-3, 7-6 (6) victory.

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