— Abierto Mexicano (@AbiertoTelcel) March 1, 2020
Rafael Nadal and Heather Watson Lift Trophies in Acapulco
(February 29, 2020) Rafael Nadal captured his third Abierto Mexicano Telcel title on Saturday in Acapulco, when he bested Taylor Frtiz in straight sets. Britain’s Heather Watson won her first title since 2016 claiming the women’s trophy over Canadian qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-1.
For Nadal, this is his 85th career ATP crown, first of 2020.
“I couldn’t be happier,” said the Spaniard. “I played a great event from the beginning to the end,” Nadal said. “Acapulco was the first big title that I won in my career, so to be able to stay here after 15 years is amazing. I can’t thank enough the people who make me feel at home every single time.”
I’ll let the trophy & my face speak for themselves x pic.twitter.com/8otpbTNgpo
— Heather Watson (@HeatherWatson92) March 1, 2020
Heather Watson is just the second WTA player in history to win titles at both Acapulco and Monterrey, which she won in 2016. Watson will now move back up into the Top 50 in the rankings.
Finalist Fernandez at 17 years old, was the youngest semifinalist in the 20 years of Acapulco tournament.
Touching moment in her Acapulco finalist speech as Leylah Annie Fernandez tears-up while mentioning her family and thanking her Mother and sisters in particular.
Super nice young woman who is going to rep ?? very well on and off the court. pic.twitter.com/wtMDQ9eIsE
— Mike McIntyre (@McIntyreTennis) March 1, 2020
Women’s Singles – Final
 H. Watson (GBR) d [Q] L. Fernandez (CAN) 64 67(8) 61
Doubles – Final
 D. Krawczyk (USA) / G. Olmos (MEX) d [PR] K. Bondarenko (UKR) / S. Fichman (CAN) 63 76(5)
Men’s Singles – Final
 R. Nadal (ESP) d T. Fritz (USA) 63 62
Men’s Doubles – Final
 L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) d  J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) 76(6) 67(4) 11-9 – saved 2 m.p.