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Acapulco preview, pick, and prediction: De Minaur vs. Tsitsipas

Acapulco preview, pick, and prediction: De Minaur vs. Tsitsipas


Alex de Minaur vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas is match that lacks concern deserving of being the Abierto Mexicano Telcel championship, however rather they will be squaring off in the quarterfinals on Thursday night.

With a handful of top-10 gamers in a strong ATP 500 field, the 12th-ranked Tsitsipas was decreased to the No. 5 seed and he landed in De Minaur’s area, putting them on a clash for their 11th profession conference on the primary trip. Unbelievably, this lacks concern among the most uneven competitions in the sport–with Tsitsipas sweeping the head-to-head series 10-0. Their latest encounter likewise can be found in Mexico, where the Greek thrived 6-3, 6-4 in last summer season’s Los Cabos last.

If De Minaur is ever going to turn the tide, the time might be now. The 25-year-old Australian is playing the very best tennis of his life and depends on a career-high of No. 9 on the planet. He is 12-4 this season and 2 of his losses have actually come at the hands of top-five challengers (Andrey Rublev in 5 sets at the Aussie Open and Jannik Sinner in the Rotterdam last). De Minaur has actually advanced in Acapulco with straight-set thrashings of Taro Daniel and Sebastian Ofner.

Alex de Minaur

Tsitsipas, on the other hand, has actually entered the other instructions because the midway point of in 2015. He was 12-11 in his last 23 matches of the 2024 project and losses this season have actually pertained to Taylor Fritz in round 4 at Melbourne Park and to Casper Ruud in recently’s Los Cabos semis. On the brilliant side for Tsitsipas, he likes playing in Meixco and is now 9-2 life time in Acapulco following wins today over Roman Safiullin and Flavio Cabolli.

Conditions in Acapulco are excellent for Tsitsipas, however they likewise aren’t bad for De Minaur. Obviously the match prefers Tsitsipas; there’s no chance around it. At the very same time, it shouldn’t be as horrible for De Minaur as the one with Jannik Sinner (which the Italian leads it 7-0). Tsitsipas strikes a huge ball, however he isn’t subduing like Sinner.

In reasonably sluggish conditions, this peak variation of De Minaur ought to have the ability to get enough balls back in play to break down Tsitsipas’ backhand and lastly overcome the bulge.

Pick: De Minaur in 3


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