Rafael Nadal tops Taylor Fritz to win Acapulco title

Rafael Nadal captured his third Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC title on Saturday, continuing his good vibes with a triumph in the final over Taylor Fritz with a 6-3 6-3 victory.

Nadal survived 10 aces from Fritz and broke the service three times to outperform the 22-year-old American.

"I couldn`t be happier. I played a great event from the beginning to the end," Nadal told.

"Acapulco was the first big title that I won in my career, so to be able to stay here after 15 years is amazing. I can`t thank enough the people who make me feel at home every single time."

The world No. 2 Nadal captured the title 15 years after he won his first in 2005. He also won the crown in 2013.

Nadal stormed through the draw without dropping a set and improved to 20-2 in the event overall.

Fritz had reached the final by rallying from a set behind and 2-4 deficit to John Isner but he could mount no such comeback against Nadal.

Fritz is the only American besides Sam Querrey in 2017 to reach the final in Acapulco.