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Tennis, In a thrilling turn of events at the ATP hardcourt tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, defending champion Alex de Minaur from Australia triumphed over Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, marking his first victory against Tsitsipas after ten previous attempts. The match began with Tsitsipas taking a commanding lead by winning the first set 6-1. However, De Minaur, the third seed, showcased remarkable resilience and skill to claim the next two sets 6-3, 6-3, thus securing his place in the semi-finals. This win was particularly significant for De Minaur, who had previously faced challenges in overcoming Tsitsipas.

Reflecting on his victory, De Minaur expressed relief and satisfaction at breaking his losing streak against Tsitsipas, humorously noting that no one beats him eleven times in a row. Initially dominating the match as the fifth seed, Tsitsipas soon found himself challenged by De Minaur’s strategic gameplay and impactful breaks of service, leading to an impressive comeback.

Looking ahead, De Minaur is set to face Britain’s Jack Draper in the semi-finals. Draper, aged 22, advanced to the last four by defeating Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic with convincing scores of 6-2, 6-2. The upcoming matches promise further excitement, with another semi-final featuring Denmark’s second-seeded Holger Rune against Norway’s sixth-seeded Casper Ruud. Rune secured his semi-final berth through a hard-fought victory over Germany’s Dominik Koepfer, winning both sets in tie-breaks.

This tournament continues to highlight the competitive spirit and high level of skill among professional tennis players, setting the stage for more thrilling matches.

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