Mexican Open 2023, news: Taylor Fritz spews midgame, Tommy Paul vs Alex de Minaur, scores, results, video

World number five Taylor Fritz had a moment to forget on Saturday during his semi-final contest at the Mexican Open.

In a battle against fellow countryman Tommy Paul, Fritz was forced to retreat behind his seat in the middle of a service game.

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As the match went into a blockbuster deciding set, the gruelling contest got the better of the higher ranked Fritz as he ran to his bench just before the third set tie-break.

Fritz was hunched over his bench as he threw up into a bucket stationed behind the bench in a battle that lasted well over three hours.

The moment of insanity cost Fritz however as he was slapped with a time penalty.

In the end it was Paul who emerged victorious, claiming the 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 victory after failing to convert two match points in the second set.

Things looked to have fallen apart early in the third set when Fritz led 3-1, only for Paul to fight back and become only the third American to reach the final in Acapulco.

Fritz achieved the feat back in 2020.

The contest between the two Americans broke records for the longest match to ever take place during the Mexican Open.

It sets Paul up with a mouth-watering contest in the final against Australian Alex de Minaur who holds the 3-0 record in head to head battles against him.

Paul is out to capture his second career title after reigning supreme in Stockholm back in 2021.

De Minaur is out to claim his maiden ATP 500 title. He booked his spot in the final after taking care of Holger Rune in a three-set battle that the Aussie won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.

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