A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico on Friday, affecting the ATP Tour’s Mexican Open in Acapulco.
ATP is the worldwide tennis tour for men, which linked the title of the tour with the organisation’s name.
According to the national seismology service, the quake struck 59 kilometres (37 miles) southeast of San Marcos in Guerrero state at a depth of 19 kilometres.
The impact sent alarms blazing in the capital forcing panicked residents to run into the streets, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage.
Evening Standard reported that the tremor hit during second seed Alexander Zverev’s semi-final win over Dominik Koepfer.
Koepfer was serving early in the second set at the time of the incident, but the players managed to finish the point.
Meanwhile, in the resort of Acapulco, located in Guerrero state closer to the epicentre, the tremor was felt more strongly, causing tourists to flee their hotels.
“It caught us off guard and we panicked thinking we should leave urgently but I couldn’t get out because one of my daughters was taking a bath,” said Virginia Hernandez, a tourist from Mexico City.
Speaking after the match, Zverev said, according to the ATP’s website: “I didn’t know what happened. Neither did Dominik. We just heard the crowd.
“I guess the lights started shaking and the crowd felt it more than we did. We were running around the court, so we had to play a point during the earthquake.