Huesler Captures Mexico City Open Title

Tomas Etcheverry and Marc-Andrea Huesler (photo: PRENSAMEXICOOPEN22)


Marc-Andrea Huesler captured the title of the inaugural Mexico City Open, a $159,360 ATP Challenger Tour clay-court tournament hosted by the Club Deportivo Chapultepec. The 25-year-old Swiss upset the tournament’s No. 2 seed Tomas Martin Etcheverry of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 in Saturday’s singles final.

Huesler struck seven aces and won 96 per cent of his first-service points to seal victory in one hour and five minutes.

“It’s amazing (to win in Mexico), I will definitely come back. The reason why I came here for these weeks is because I knew I could do well in Mexico, especially I can play well at this altitude,” said Huesler.

By lifting his fourth ATP Challenger career trophy, his first since the Wolffkran Open in Ismaning, Germany in October 2020, the World No. 176 earned $21,600 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Ranking points.

“This week I was able to be mentally strong in the important moments,” Huesler added. “At the beginning of the year it was not like that, I lost important matches, it also cost me a bit in the first rounds, but now I felt that I was playing good tennis and it seems that I was right and it shows me that you also have to be a bit patient.” 

Jarry/Pucinellil de Almeida triumph in doubles

Earlier in the day, Nicolas Jarry of Chile and Matheus Pucinelli de Almeida from Brazil captured the doubles title. In a final between two unseeded teams, the pair defeated Frenchman Jonathan Eysseric and Artem Sitak of New Zealand 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and nine minutes.

Jarry dedicated the title to his newborn son. “There were some very exciting days when he was born, it was very nice,” he said. “I tried to be with him as much as possible without neglecting my work. Leaving him was difficult, but it is part of what I have to do and I will try be together with them as soon as possible.

“I want to thank the organization of the tournament for the wild card, which made it possible for me to play here this week.”

By lifting their first team title, Jarry and Pucinelli de Almeida split $9,300 in prize money as well as 125 ATP Doubles Ranking points.