The world No. 2 Nadal captured the title 15 years after he won his first in 2005
Rafael Nadal captured his third Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC title Saturday, continuing his good vibes with a triumph in the final over Taylor Fritz with a 6-3 6-3 victory.
Nadal survived 10 aces from Fritz and broke the service three times to outperform the 22-year-old American.
The world No. 2 Nadal captured the title 15 years after he won his first in 2005.
He also won the crown in 2013.
Rafael Nadal beats Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-2 to win Acapulco.March 1, 2020
85th career title
1st of the season
3rd in Acapulco (2005, 2013, 2020, first on hardcourt here)
He lost 25 games in five matches all week. Too good and too easy. pic.twitter.com/Q4zcE8bwJu
Nadal stormed through the draw without dropping a set and improved to 20-2 in the event overall.
Fritz had reached the final by rallying from a set behind and 2-4 deficit to John Isner but he could mount no such comeback against Nadal.
Fritz is the only American besides Sam Querrey in 2017 to reach the final in Acapulco.
Despite the defeat, Fritz reached his first final at an ATP 500 event.