Kyrgios rounds off perfect week

03 March 2019 05:05:55 EST

Australian Nick Kyrgios rounded off a superb week at the Mexico Open by defeating Alex Zverev 6-3 6-4 to claim the title in Acapulco.

Kyrgios had already beaten top seed Rafael Nadal, third seed John Isner and four-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka on his way to the final, where second seed Zverev was sent packing in straight sets.

And the 23-year-old delighted with his efforts over the course of the week, which brought him fifth career title and his first since the Brisbane International in January 2018.

He told the official ATP Tour website: "It's an amazing feeling, I didn't expect much at all. I knew I was the underdog going in and that he's playing great tennis.

"He's an incredible player and doesn't have many weaknesses, so I knew I had to play my style of tennis. I'm really happy with the performance."

Meanwhile, the beaten Zverev was fulsome in his praise of Kyrgios, adding: "If you beat four players like that in a 500 tournament, you deserve to win it. He's the real champion of this week.

"Everybody needs to give credit to the people that deserve it and this week Nick proved to be the best player."

Zverev is available at 22/1 to win the French Open later this year, while he is 11/1 to triumph at the US Open.

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