Nick Kyrgios falls to unseeded American
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 06, 2017,
Mar 06, 2017, 0:44
Rafael Nadal ran his Mexican Open winning streak to 13 matches Thursday night, beating Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 to reach the semifinals.
Sam Querrey pulled off a shock win over Rafael Nadal at the ATP Mexico Open on Sunday for the biggest win of his career so far.
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He was playing in his 14th final in his last 16 tournaments.
'Anytime you play against someone like Cilic you expect to suffer in a tight match, but it was not like that, ' Nadal said.
"I am happy with my focus in important moments, saving break points with good shots".
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"He's one of the toughest rivals in the world, he has a great serve and is very aggressive", Nadal said.More news: Yemen raid yielded 'valuable intelligence,' U.S. official says
Cilic then called for the trainer and received treatment on his right ankle, which seemed to spark him into life as he challenged the Nadal serve over the next few games.
"The hard work of the last five or six years has taken its toll".
Querrey neutralised three of those break points with aces before a couple of baseline errors from Nadal allowed the American to serve out the victory.
Querrey hit 19 aces as he claimed a 6-3 7-6 (7-3) victory to land a ninth career title and become the first American champion in the history of the event.
"I have to be playing well to win like this against a player like Marin, so I'm pleased with the performance", Nadal said.
The ATP World Tour title is the ninth of Querrey's career and first since February past year.
On the way to the final Querrey had beaten three top-10 players David Goffin, Dominic Thiem and Kyrgios.