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Mexican Open: De Minaur beats younger Berrettini to reach quarter-finals

The Australian will next meet Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in Acapulco

Alex De Minaur Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 17, 2023 Australia’s Alex De Minaur in action during his first round match against Taiwan’s Yu Hsiou Hsu (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC •Round of 16 • completed
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Australian Alex De Minaur, the No 8 seed, moved into the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open by winning against Italian qualifier Jacopo Berrettini 6-1, 6-0 at the Princess Mundo Imperial in Acapulco on Wednesday.

Jacopo Berrettini, ranked outside the top 800 in the world, is the younger brother of world no 24 Matteo Berrettini, who won his second round match at the same event on Wednesday.

De Minaur, ranked No 22, will next face Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel, who upset second seed Casper Ruud in the second round.

The Australian beat Mexican wildcard Rodrigo Pacheco Mendez (6-1, 6-2) in the previous round of the Acapulco Open.

During the first round of the Acapulco Open, Jacopo Berrettini benefited from the abandonment of German Oscar Otte (3-6, 7-6 (3), 2-1).

Acapulco ATP500, other second-round matches (Princess Mundo Imperial, hard, USD 2.013.940, most recent results first):

  • Tommy Paul (7) beat Michael Mmoh: 6-4, 2-2 ret.
  • Frances Tiafoe (6) beat Feliciano López (WC): 6-2, 7-6 (6)
  • Mackenzie McDonald beat Brandon Nakashima: 6-2, 6-0
  • Nuno Borges vs. Holger Rune
  • Elias Ymer vs. Matteo Berrettini
  • Taylor Fritz vs. Denis Shapovalov
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