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Glorious result :grin2:

Kyrgios really clutch in critical moments. Feels like he won almost all the important points, a few of them with ridiculous drop shots and huge 2nd serves

Zverev's FH and net game continue to suck
 

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Acapulco F: Kyrgios def. (2) A. Zverev 6-3 6-4

The more talented and far more deserving (based on opponents) player won. If only Nick was this composed and calm every week, he'd be Top 5 easily. Those drop shots were torturing Zverev :lol:.

The German had mainly no answers for the level Nick was showing.

Congratulations to my friend @ProdigyEng
 

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Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4


Well Nick after this quote you end up playing 117 more games :tennis: :lol:.

Seppi, Rafa, Stan, Isner, Zverev. Impressive, really impressive.

I really hope this title reignites his interest in tennis, he should be on par with Sascha in terms of rankings yet he's so far off.
 

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Re: Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4

A bit of a scrappy match, probably Nick's worst match in his last 4 matches, which tells you how bad zverev was. Kyrgios's level was much better against Nadal and Stan, but he was focused and disciplined all week, not just today. hopefully this new found attitude isn't a flash in the pan, also he played a lot of drop shots, burned Zverev a few times with them.

Now onto the good part, the trophy ceremony and the speech.
 

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Re: Acapulco F: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev, 6–3, 6–4

Kyrgios completes the best tournament of his career. Huge serving, calm on the big points and amazing touch on dropshots throughout.

He beat Nadal, the number 2 in the world with a supposedly improved hardcourt game, Zverev (the number 3 in the world), Isner (who is always dangerous on a hardcourt) and Wawrinka who has finally returned to strong form the last couple of weeks. That's 2 slam champions, 3 top ten players, 2 of the top 3 players, and 2 deciding set tiebreakers won (usually the most mentally tough sets to win).

Like him or hate him he brings attention to the sport and he was the most deserving winner this week. Let's hope he uses this as a stepping stone towards bigger things. If he plays this way he can threaten anyone outside of clay. But it's Nick, so he could easily back this win up with a first round loss to someone ranked 600 in the world at IW. I hope it's the former.
 

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Re: Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4

Kyrgios's first serve was pathetic but he was the better player and Zverev only got points off Kyrgios's mistakes, o well.
 

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Re: Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4

Terrible match.

But impressive run from Kyrgios nonetheless. A lot of scalps.
 

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Re: Acapulco F: Kyrgios def. (2) A. Zverev 6-3 6-4

Much closer than the scoreline suggests, only 4 more points won by Kyrgios, but they were the big points and decided the match. Well-deserved title for Nick, it’s natural that he picked the hardest draw possible to peak against :lol: He returns to the top 40 with this win.
 

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Re: Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4

Not the best match, but the result is what matters.

About the match, pretty low quality overall. Nick's serve wasn't as great as it had been this week (especially behind the second delivery), and Zverev looked completely disinterested and out of it. But the best part were the drop shots Nick used over and over again when Zverev was trying to grind metres behind the baseline. He caught onto it after a while but it was a pretty effective strategy for about two games.

Nick :hatoff: Well done on #5 and your 2nd ATP 500 title. Who knew that caring and giving effort could be fun? :lol: Also conveniently rises to #31 in the new rankings (from #72) to get himself seeded for Indian Wells :lol: Hope he draws Nadal or Djokovic in R3.
 

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Re: Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4

Wow Kyrgios does it. Jesus what a run honestly. I feel like this match came down to Kyrgios simply being more prepared than Zverev. Zverev had plenty of chances, but ultimately failed on the important points.

Grats to him. I don't really like him that much, but I do respect what he did this week.
 

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Re: Acapulco F: Kyrgios def. (2) A. Zverev 6-3 6-4

both were clearly not at their best in this final, Kyrgios serve wasn´t good specially in the 1st set but he consistently exposed Zverev´s far court position with drop shots and Zverev didn´t adapt whatsoever, he just kept coming too late for the ball.

Deserved win, Kyrgios had a grand slam draw here and he was about to retire lool, maybe this will improve at least his mindset to keep fighting
 

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Re: Acapulco Final: Kyrgios def. [2] Zverev 6-3 6-4

Impressive week from Nick. :worship: He always gets motivated when he sees RAFA in his section of the draw. :devil: If only he were motivated like this every week. Seppi, Nadal, Wawrinka, Isner, Zverev - that's not an easy draw.

I was also impressed with the way Nick exposed Sasha's baseline position with those drop shots. :yeah: I'm surprised that doesn't happen more often.
 

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Zverev's average movement and pedestrian game were in the end no match for Kyrgios' combination of power and creativity.
What a glorious and impressive week for Kyrgios. Amazing comeback against Rafa after twice recovering from 0-40, and then overcoming 3-6 in the deciding set tie-breaker (after watching Nadal fist pump so fast and hard he could have jack-hammered through a brick wall). Similarly, Kyrgios was unperturbed after Stan won the 2nd-set tiebreaker and watched Wawrinka point finger to temple. Out-acing Isner. Exposing Zverev's positioning with liberal use of drop-shots.
Great to see the hugely talented Kyrgios back in the thick of things and hopefully this becomes a turning point for his career so that we can see this kind of effort week in/week out against all opponents. One can dream?
 

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Whoa!!! Pathetic how PATHETICALLY LITTLE CREATIVITY AND FINESSE that Sasha has. Zilch feel for the ball exvept maybe that one lob. Also his serve is only OCCASIONALLY a weapon. Not good enough!
 
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