Australian Open finalist Rafael Nadal booked his spot in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel last as Sam Querrey upstaged Scratch Kyrgios. Previous world number and two-time champion Nadal demonstrated no leniency in his 6-1 6-2 defeat of third seed Marin Cilic in Acapulco on Friday.
Nadal spared each of the seven break focuses confront as he enhanced to 14-0 at the ATP 500 competition, where he has won every one of the 28 sets played. A 14-time significant champion, Nadal will now meet unseeded American Querrey in Saturday’s last.
“I must play well to win like this against a player like Marin, so I’m satisfied with the execution,” said Nadal. “I’m content with my concentration in essential minutes, sparing break focuses with great shots. I appreciated the climate here, so it’s awesome for me to be in the last.”
Querrey staggered 6th seed Scratch Kyrgios 3 6-1 7-5 in Friday’s late semi-last match. Everyone’s eyes were on Kyrgios after the censured Australian asked Novak Djokovic to leave for good in the quarter-finals however he unhinged against Querrey, who let go down 13 pros and changed over each of the four of his breaks.
In Sao Paulo, Pablo Carreno Busta, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Pablo Cuevas and Joao Sousa advanced to the Brasil Open semi-finals. Beat seed Carreno Busta represented Fabio Fognini 6-0 7-6 (7-1) and second seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas outlived Guido Pella 6-4 3 6-4.
Uruguayan third seed and two-time protecting champion Pablo Cuevas revived from a set down to beat Diego Schwartzman 5-7 6-4 6-4, while fourth seed Sousa crushed Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-1.