April of the River
Newspaper La Jornada
Saturday April 1, 2023, p. 2
Before a large and spirited attendance at the legendary Rafael Stadium Hairless Osuna, the final of the Mexico City Open was defined at the Chapultepec Sports Center, which this Saturday will be played by the Argentine Thiago Tirante and the German Moninik Koepfer.
The public turned their support towards the 21-year-old Argentine and 234 in the world with whom they had connected since the previous night, and accompanied him in the victory against the British Jan Choinski (220), whom he defeated 7-6 (7-5 ), 4-6 and 6-4, in three hours and 17 minutes.
Thank you so much. It’s been a long time since I played with so many people and I really thank you for encouraging me. I’m very happy. It was a nice match and I hope you enjoyed itlaunched Thiago after the game that will take him to his fifth final of a category tournament Challenger.
In the first semifinal of the draw singleswho during this week of good tennis at Chapultepec lost all his players top-100 and seeded, Dominik Koepfer (262) became the first finalist by beating Swiss Maximilian Neuchrist (248), 6-2, 6-4.
I really exceeded my expectations in this tournament, which has been great. I hope I take the titlesaid the 28-year-old German, who will play his sixth final in tournaments of this category, the first in 2023 and the first on clay in his career.
On the other hand, in the 125 WTA women’s contest in San Luis Potosí, the only Mexican who remained in the competition, Renata Zarazúa, was eliminated in the doubles semifinals together with the Belarusian Lidziya Marozava before the Georgian Oksana Kalashnikova and the Polish Katarzyna Piter, winners by 6-4, 1-6 and 13-11.