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Nadal lost for ideas against 'almost perfect' Querrey

He played very well, nearly reaching perfection.

The second seed heads into the final after demolishing third seed Marin Cilic 6-1, 6-2 in just an hour and 23 minutes yesterday.

In the second set Querrey saved five break points (three with aces) to hold for 4-all, and in the second-set tiebreaker a pair Nadal errors in succession gave Querrey three championship points and a 6-3 lead.

The tournament victor in 2005 and 2013, Nadal needed nearly two hours to finish off Nishioka.

Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios shocked Novak Djokovic in straight sets at the Mexico Open, dealing a major blow to the world number two's hopes of regaining his mantle of invincibility.




Nadal won the title in Acapulco in 2005 and 2013, and entered the final with a 14-0 career record at the event.

Querrey tore through the opening set without facing a break point in 29 minutes, seizing Nadal's serve to love in the eighth game with a crosscourt backhand victor. Querrey is 0-4 against Nadal. Sam Querrey is new champion of the Acapulco Open. They wouldn't meet again for nearly eight years until last year's third round encounter on the clay courts at the Caja Magica in Madrid with Nadal easing past Querrey, 6-4, 6-2. It's a whole process, I need to have confidence so that things go in the right direction - he assured - because the year has been going very well and I am at a high place in the Race (he is second behind Federer).

The 29-year-old from California served 19 aces and hit a host of groundstroke winners. Moreover, he will need to put Nadal's serve under huge pressure to have any chance of winning this match.

"I will have to play so much better than today if I want to have a shot".

The final will take place at roughly 3am United Kingdom time on Sunday morning.

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