Australian Bernard Tomic rallied to beat Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov on Friday 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 and became the first finalist of the Mexican Open of tennis.
Tomic, ranked number 21 in the ATP rankings, awaits the winner of the match between the United States’ Sam Querrey and Austrian Dominic Thiem.
This is the first final in Acapulco, and the Australian will look for the fourth title of his career and first since he was crowned in Bogota last year. It was the third win of Tomic in his last four games against Dolgopolov.
In women’s, Dominika Cibulkova reached the final after dispatchingAmerican Christina McHale 6-3, 6-3.
Cibulkova, number 66 in the WTA rankings, returns to the final of the tournament she won a couple of years ago.
“It’s the first time in my career I’m in the final of a tournament and I won,” Cibulkova said after the game. “Unfortunately I did not come last year but I went back to the end now, I feel pretty good. This year is giving all, I trained very hard and I feel I’m playing very well. ”
The winner of the WTA tournament in Mexico takes 280 points and a prize of $43,000.