Nick Kyrgios defeats Alexander Zverev in straight sets in Mexican Open final

Nick Kyrgios has reached the Mexican Open final. Pic GettyMore

Nick Kyrgios has reached the Mexican Open final. Pic GettyMore

Nick Kyrgios saved his best performance of a brilliant week for last as the Australian stunned second seed Alexander Zverev 6-3 6-4 to win the Acapulco International in Mexico on Saturday for his fifth career ATP title.

Kyrgios won for the first time since the Brisbane event early past year, with all five of the Australian's titles coming on hardcourts.

However Zverev reeled off seven straight points to take the first set and then cruised through the second with his powerful serve proving to be the decisive factor in keeping Norrie at bay.

In the space of seven days, Kyrgios defeated the world number two (Rafael Nadal), the world number three (Zverev), the world number nine (John Isner) and a former world number three and dual Grand Slam title victor in Stan Wawrinka.

A big-hitting contest saw the pair share 49 aces with Kyrgios ultimately prevailing to set up a seventh career meeting with Zverev - the pair have split the first six matches although it's the German who has won each of the last two contests.

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In a spicy encounter, Zverev let a third break point chance slide by as Kyrgios pulled out some sublime touches to fend him off.

Although Zverev held serve at 3-5 down to make the Australian serve out for the Championship, Kyrgios was up to the task. The Aussie was caught on camera yelling "every f--ing point, shut the f-k up".

Top-seeded Zverev hadn't dropped a set en route to the final, but couldn't win any against Kyrgios, who will regain his place in the world's top 50 after hoisting his first trophy in nearly 14 months.

Zverev had the opportunity to take a 3-1 lead in the second, but Kyrgios showed his impeccable touch by sending over a series of ideal drop shots to save from 15-40.

There was no way back as Kyrgios sealed victory in one hour and 30 minutes, ensuring a rankings rise from No 72 to 43rd on Monday, as well as a $US367,630 ($NZ541,000) pay day.

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