Delpo marching steady to the final
Acapulco, Guerrero, March 2.- Juan Martín del Potro got to the final. Delpo got her place for the first time in the final of Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, when he won over Alexander Zverev 6-4 and 6-2,
Del Potro is the fourth Argentinian to be placed in a final, after Juan Ignacio Chela, Agustín Calleri and David Nalbandián. Chela and Calleri lifted the trophy.
Delpo is fighting for his first title of the year.
Zverev played with a bandage on his left knee from the fifth game of the first set, when he received medical attention. “I felt a slight pain in the second game, and it was only when I jumped to serve, with the bandage I felt a little better but at the end of the second set it began to hurt more and more and in the last game I could not continue,” he said. Sascha
Juan Martín said he was happy to have beaten one of the best on the circuit.
“I’m happy to play my first final in Acapulco, which is a tournament that I really like to play and where I feel good on and off the court, I’m a little tired because I’ve played with very good players, but I hope that tomorrow the body Answer me, “Delpo confided.
In the initial set, on the third game he got his first chance to break Del Potro, he did not let it go and he went 2-1 and the next game confirmed the break. Zverev showed a bit of despair in the fifth game, and for a moment the alarms went off, when with the score 40-30 the German headed towards his bench and when he sat down he touched his left knee. It was necessary to get medical attention and Zverev returned to the field with a bandage in the area. Alexander focused and took the game (2-3).
On the second Del Potro broke in the third game. Zverev pulled out his frustration by throwing the racket to the floor, but this time he broke it and then throw it to the public.
The fifth game lasted six minutes, until Sascha was able to put the 2-3 with a lot of effort, Juan Martín answered everything Zverev sent him.
Now he will face South African Kevin Anderson, against whom he has a 6-0 record, all of them in hard court. The most recent confrontation was in the first round of the 2017 Delray Beach tournament, so he has a great opportunity to become Acapulco’s king for the first time.