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While Stefanos Tsitsipas will not be at the start of the ATP Tour 500 tournament in Acapulco Casper Ruud return.

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last edited: 02/26/2023, 4:37 p.m

Casper Ruud starts in Acapulco as number two

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Casper Ruud starts in Acapulco as number two

As is well known, Casper Ruud flew to Australia at the beginning of the year without great expectations, the Norwegian had almost no preparation for the 2023 season. After all, Ruud was on a larger tour of South America with Rafael Nadal, after which there was a break. So the early exit against Jenson Brooksby was not entirely unexpected, after which Ruud signed off until further notice.

Next week, the finalist of the French Open and the US Open from last year wants to attack again. Namely in Acapulco, where Casper Ruud is seeded in second place. The first task is a qualifier.

Alcaraz leads seed list

Holger Rune’s break didn’t last that long. The Dane gave up in Rotterdam against Gijs Brouwers with wrist pain and then did not start in Marseille. Rune is back in Acapulco. And with Ben Shelton he was immediately assigned an exciting task.

Carlos Alcaraz is entered at the top of the grid. However, the Spaniard is still playing the final in Rio de Janeiro against Cameron Norrie today. Who then also has to leave for Acapulco. Alcaraz has been zugleost in round one Mackenzie McDonald, Norrie starts Adrian Mannarino.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal is missing this year. Stefanos Tsitsipas, actually intended as number one, also had to cancel due to an injury.

Here are the quarter-final games according to the seed list in Acapulco

Carlos Alcaraz (ESP/1) Tommy Paul (USA/7)
Taylor Fritz (USA/3) Frances Tiafoe (USA/6)
Holger Rune (DEN/4) Cameron Norrie (5)
Casper Ruud (NOR/2) Alex de Minaur (AUS/8)

Here the individual tableau in Acapulco

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