Acapulco semi-finals: De Minaur advances with victory over Tsitsipas

On Thursday, defending champion Alex de Minaur defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas for the first time to reach the ATP hardcourt semi-finals in Acapulco, Mexico.

Australia's De Minaur had lost 10 times to Tsitsipas, and the Greek swept the first set 6-1.

Third-seeded De Minaur, who lost to Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner in Rotterdam, won 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the last four against Britain's Jack Draper.

"Every time I've got to play him I get reminded about my (record in the) matchup," said De Minaur. "I'm glad I got one on the board."

Tsitsipas, seeded fifth, broke De Minaur three times in the first set.

The Australian won the second set after five service breaks and saved the sole break point in the third.

"I would like to say that no one beats me 11 times in a row, but hey, Stefanos has had my number for a very long time, so I'm glad I was able to get one back," said De Minaur.

Draper, 22, defeated Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final four.

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