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De Minaur beats Paul for Acapulco title


Australia’s Alex De Minaur (R) and USA’s Tommy Paul pose with their trophies following their Mexico ATP Open 500 men’s singles final tennis match at the Arena GNP, in Acapulco, Mexico, on March 4, 2023. (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA / AFP) (Photo by RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP via Getty Images)

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ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Alex de Minaur rallied to win the biggest title of his career, beating Tommy Paul 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Mexican Open.

The 24-year-old Australian won his seventh career title and first at the ATP 500 level. He won his previous six titles at ATP 250 events, most recently last year at Atlanta.

De Minaur will move to 18th in the rankings. His career-best ranking is No. 15 in 2021.

Paul had reached the final by beating fifth-ranked Taylor Fritz in a match that lasted 3 hours, 25 minutes. He has one career title, at Stockholm in 2021.