This week, two ATP 500 events are being played, with the first one in Dubai and second one in Acapulco. Let us take a look at the bracket in the latter case.
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic has been given the first seed. The Serbian will be eager to put his Australian Open fiasco behind and re-initiate his bid for the top spot in the rankings. But his path to the success isn't that easy, given that Rafael Nadal has been placed in his opposite half. The Spaniard's runner-up feat in Melbourne propelled him to the No. 6 spot in the rankings. He has certainly proven that he is back to his former self, but now, he needs to continue playing in the same vein. He has been placed in the same half as the Croat Marin Cilic, who has been struggling with his form off lately. Having lost in the third round in ATP Rotterdam to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, he'll need to elevate his game to survive here. Dominic Thiem is the fourth seed here, who is coming in fresh with a superb win in ATP Rio.
Soaring high on confidence and rhythm, the big guns will need to keep an eye on the Austrian. Lastly, Juan Martin Del Potro too will be playing in the tournament.
Posted: 22nd February 2016
The Mexican Open is an outdoor hard court tournament held annually in Acapulco, Mexico. This year's event will be the 23rd edition in tournament history, on the ATP side coming with a rather substantial, $1.548.755 total prize money.
With this, the Mexican Open is the second most lucrative tournament of the week following the Dubai Open. The reigning champion is David Ferrer who competed at Rio during the last week, making the quarterfinal before losing to Dominic Thiem. Knowing the Spanish veteran, he will surely attend the event, especially since he will not only be the top seed but also the reigning champion. While there will be no Nadal, Djokovic or Federer at this event, from an overall strength standpoint the tournament still stacks up fairly impressively with the Dubai Open. World number six Ferrer will be the top seed, followed by Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic, the above mentioned Thiem, Bernard Tomic, Ivo Karlovic, Grigor Dimitrov and the French Jeremy Chardy. Ferrer and Thomas Muster are tied for the record number of tournament trophies at 4.
The Austrian won the first four editions in tournament history while the Spaniard won four out of the last five. Ferrer defeated Nishikori in last year's final and a rematch is probably the most realistic final matchup going into the tournament.
Posted: 23rd February 2015
The Abierto Mexicano Telcel (or as also known, the Mexican Open) is a hard court ATP 500 and WTA International Tournament, having been held since 1993. The tournament was a clay court event up until last year, when they changed it into outdoor hard.
On the men’s side, the Austrian Thomas Muster is a four-time champion, having emerged victorious in each of the first four edition of the tournament. Among other notable winners, we can see David Ferrer’s name three times. In addition to Muster and Ferrer, Juan Ignacio Chela and Rafael Nadal are two-time champions. On the ladies’ side (the WTA tournament has only been held since 2011), the record belongs to four different players, each with two tournament victories. Those players are Venus Williams, Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, and Amanda Coetzer, who won the first tournament back in 2001. Remarkably, in addition to her two tournament victories, the Italian Pennetta has also lost in the final on four different occasions. This means that she made six out of the last 11 finals.
On the men’s side, the reigning champion is Grigor Dimitrov, who won against Kevin Anderson in three very exciting sets. On the ladies’ side, it was Dominika Cibulkova who emerged victorious, defeating Christina McHale in the finals in a similar fashion to the men’s. The top seeds of the 2015 tournament will be Kei Nishikori and Maria Sharapova.
Posted: 24th February 2014
ATP and WTA arrive at Acapulco, Mexico for the 21st joint edition of one of the most sought Tennis Tournaments of the year. The matches are scheduled from the 24th of February to the 1st of March.
The matches are played outdoors on hard courts. The purse for ATP is $ 1,309,770 and that for the WTA is $250,000. The men’s championship is currently led by the world champion, Rafael Nadal. USA’s John Isner, Spain’s David Ferrer and UK’s Andy Murray are notable names in the main draw lists. Fognini withdrew from the tournament earlier, forcing Italy to leave the tournament. The women’s championship is defended by Sara Errani of Italy. Other names include Dominika Cibulkova and Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland. The championships also include the doubles for both men and women. The director of Abierto Mexicano Telcel says that ATP and WTA have brought tennis to Mexico in a way that was never seen before. The lively Mexican community has given every single player a warm welcome, he further said.
Considering the media buzz, the ticket bank has been opened online for all the matches of the tournament.
Posted: 25th February 2013
On the ATP World Tour, a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico that will be played starting the 25th of February. It will be held on clay courts with a purse of $1,212,750, with a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. This event is an ATP 500 event, with two in a row being played this week, the other one being the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubia, UAE. That one is worth $1,785,500. The next event is going to be the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in Delray Beach, in the United States.
The last tournament played was the Brasil Open 2013, which happened in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It started o the 11th and was played indoors on clay for $455,775. It had a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16 and was won by Rafael Nadal for the singles and Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya for the doubles. David Ferrer is the top seed in this tournament with Rafael Nadal as the second seeded player. Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco are third and fourth. Stanislas Wawrinka is fifth. The last three of the top eight are Fernando Verdasco, Jurgen Melzer and Thomaz Bellucci.
Posted: 29th February 2012
The ATP Tour will play this week in Acapulco, Mexico in a tournament called the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, a clay court event that runs from the 27th of February to the 3rd of March. This is a tournament worth $1,155,000 and has a singles draw of 32 and a doubles draw of 16. It will be followed by the first two ATP Master's 1000 tournaments on the ATP Tour, the BNP Paribas Open, which happens in Indian Wells starting March 8th, and the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida, which is scheduled to begin on the 21st of March.
This tournament is one of eleven ATP 500 events on the Tour, and the final event of the four tournament run in Latin America. It is also the precursor to the first two ATP Masters 1000 events of the year. The top seed in this tournament is David Ferrer, and Nicolas Almagro is the second seed. Gilles Simon is third and Florian Mayer is the fourth seed. The others include Stanislas Wawrinka, Fernando Verdasco, Juan Monaco and Juan Carlos Ferrero. Sign up at the links on this page to get your membership for access to high quality tennis streams online.
Posted: 23rd February 2011
The ATP World Tour heads to Acapulco for their next event, which is preceded by the 500 Level tournament known as the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships as well as the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. Afterward, the Tour will head off to the very first round of the 2011 Davis Cup as well as the Masters 1000 event, the BNP Paribas Open. Get your membership now at any of the banners on this page and you can be watching this event as well as many other tennis tournaments live from your computer in high quality video.
The ATP Tournament in Acapulco is called the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, and it happens in Acapulco, Mexico from February 21st through the 28th, played on clay courts for a prize purse of $955,000 and a singles draw of 28 with a doubles draw of 16. This is an ATP 500 Level Tournament and the top seed for the event is David Ferrer, who was runner up last year to Juan Carlos Ferrero, taking the tournament with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. The second seed for the 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telecel in Acapulco is Fernando Verdasco.
We also have Gael Monfils taking a spot in this event, as the third seed of the ATP Acapulco, and Nicolas Almagro will be the fourth seed. Fifth and sixth seeds for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel is Stanislas Wawrinka and Albert Montanes. Finally, Juan Monaco takes the seventh seed slot and David Nalbandian rounds out as the eighth seed. Click on the links on this page and get your membership for access to our member’s area and ATP Tennis streams live from your computer using your internet connection.
Posted: 24th February 2010
Get ready for more ATP tennis this month, with twelve events on the ATP World tour Calendar in February, and four of those ATP 500 events, we have the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico starting February 21st, played on clay courts for a total of $955,000. The Singles Draw is thirty two and the Doubles Draw is sixteen and you can watch this exciting ATP 500 tournament live right here on www.watchlivetennis.org in high quality video from your computer by clicking on the banners on this page for your membership.
The tournament runs from Sunday, February 21st to Sunday, February 28th, and the top seed for this event is Fernando Gonzalez from Chile, currently ranked number 12 in the world. Second seed is Frenchman Gael Monfils, who reached the finals in his very first tournament, last year in Acapulco. David Ferrer is the third seed, and Juan Carlos Ferraro the fourth. Fifth on the list is Sam Querrey and then Nicolas Almagro as sixth seed, the first player to successfully defend a title here since Thomas Muster did it back in 1994, going on to win in 1995 and 1996 as well.
Twenty five year old Juan Monaco is the seventh seed, currently ranked number 27 in the world and David Nalbandian is the eighth seed. He was actually the top seed in last year's tournament before spectators and competitors were stunned to see him outed on the first round by Daniel Koellerer from Australia. Get your membership at any of the banners on this page to watch the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, February 21st to the 28th in high quality streaming video right from the comfort of your computer, streamed live from the match.
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Posted: 27th February 2017
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