Nadal defeats Norrie in Acapulco in his 91st career title


Acapulco, Mexico (AP) —Rafael Nadal said earlier in the week that he was unaware of his career stats. Now he may want to see them.

The 35-year-old Spaniard defeated Cameron Norris 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Mexican Open, extending the season’s best start to 15-0 and winning the 91st ATP title.

Nadal, who won his third title in 2022, including the record 21st Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open, finished third in most open-era championships with a total of 94 Ivan Lendl titles. It’s a win. Jimmy Connors leads 109 and Roger Federer leads 103.

The Spaniards won his fan favorite Acapulco (2005, 2013, 2020) for the fourth time. Having won eight games in a row, Norrie was about to become the first Englishman to win the Mexican Open in 29 years of history.

At the start of the match, Nadal took a break in the fifth game, leading 3-2 and advancing to the first set in 51 minutes.

In the second set, Nadal took a break in the first game, Norrie returned it and seemed to be back in the match, but the Spaniards were in the fifth and seventh games to bring back the trophy. Added a break at

In the doubles final, Feliciano Lopez and Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Marcelo Arévalo and Jean-Julien Roger 7-5, 6-4.

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