Alex de Minaur convincingly defeats Casper Ruud to retain his Mexican Open championship title.

Alex de Minaur continues his exceptional season start by defending his Mexican Open title with a straight-sets victory over Casper Ruud. In an impressive performance, the third-seeded de Minaur defeated the three-time grand slam runner-up 6-4 6-4 to claim his eighth ATP title and first of the year.

Known for his speed and relentless style of play, the Australian world No 9 dominated the match with his superb serving, dropping only five points on serve during the first set. His precision on the first serve, winning almost every point after landing the opening delivery, set the tone for his victory.

De Minaur broke Ruud twice more in the match to secure the win and become one of the few players to achieve back-to-back Mexican Open titles, joining the ranks of David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, and Thomas Muster.

This victory marks de Minaur’s eighth ATP title and his second final appearance of the year, following a loss to Jannik Sinner in Rotterdam. Despite that rare defeat, de Minaur has already claimed victories against some of the top players in the world, including Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Taylor Fritz, Andrey Rublev, Stefano Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov, and now Casper Ruud.

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