Nadal continues to find his form with Mexican Open triumph over British No. 1 Norrie

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afa Nadal claimed his second title of the year with a straight-set victory over Cameron Norrie in the Mexican Open final on Sunday.

Following his Australian Open triumph, the Spaniard beat new world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals to take on British No. 1 Norrie, who had beaten Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach a second straight ATP final.

Nadal broke midway through the first set to take a 3-2 lead and never looked back as he headed for a fourth Mexican Open crown.

Norrie was broken in the opener of the following set before coming back to be 1-1 up, but the world number five broke him again in game five to go ahead 3-2.

Nadal broke Norrie a third time to take a 5-2 lead but the youngster rallied for a break before running out of energy to fall 6-4 6-4 in an hour and 54 minutes.

Nadal’s four titles – which he has already won in 2005, 2013 and 2020 – put him on par with David Ferrer and Thomas Muster as the most successful male players in Acapulco.

Additional reporting by PA Media.


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