Tommy Paul put friendship aside as he saw off Taylor Fritz in a dramatic clash to reach the final of Abierto Mexicano Acapulco setting the record for the longest match in the 30-year-history of the tournament
It was a 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(2) three hour 25 minute epic as Fritz came back from Paul having his first match point of the contest.
After initially letting a match point slip at 5-4, Paul trailed 0-2 and 1-3 in the third with both saving break points in their final service game. Paul saved four at 5-5 and Fritz erased two match points at 5-6 before Paul then took it out in the tie-break.
He will now face Holger Rune or Alex de Minaur currently battling it out for the chance to play Paul.