Nicólas Almagro and Alexandr Dolgopolov have announced their participation at the first edition of the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Los Cabos which will take place at the same time of the Olympics. Last year, the ATP announced that the Bogota’s ATP World Tour 250 would be transferred to Los Cabos. Mexico already hosts another ATP and WTA event at Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, both tournaments are owned by Grupo Pegaso.
Many players have made the decision to go to Los Cabos instead of representing their country at the Olympic Games that will happen at the same time as the tournament. The most recent players to have joined are Spain's, Nicólas Almagro who has reached quarterfinals at the Australian and French Open. Ukraine’s, Alexandr Dolgopolov also has reached the quarterfinal at the Australian Open.
This is not the first time both players have played in Mexican ground. Almagro is a constant participant at Acapulco where he played uninterrupted from 2005 to 2013. At Acapulco he has played four finals, having won on two occasions in 2008 and 2009. With Almagro, there’s now four players from Spain in the tournament including López, Verdasco, and Robredo.
This year in Acapulco, Dolgopolov caused one of the biggest upsets when he defeated David Ferrer in straight sets. In Los Cabos, Dolgopolov aims to win his first title since 2012.
Impressive entry list at Los Cabos
On May, the tournament that awaits more than 20,000 spectators announced the players that are confirmed to play in August. The biggest name in the list is the most recent semifinalist of the French Open and new addition to the top 10, Dominic Thiem who has had an impressive year so far, having won four titles in all the surfaces this year, including another win in Mexico in Acapulco where he defeated another young gun, Bernard Tomic who was also confirmed for the tournament. Here’s the entry list, which is subject to change:
Dominic Thiem | Austria | 8 ATP ranking
Bernard Tomic | Australia | 19 ranking ATP
Feliciano López | Spain | 21 ranking ATP
Ivo Karlovic | Croatia | 31 ranking ATP
Alexandr Dolgopolov | Ukraine | 32 ranking ATP
Sam Querrey | USA |33 del ranking ATP
Jeremy Chardy | France | 34 ranking ATP
Nicólas Almagro | Spain | 46 ranking ATP
Fernando Verdasco | Spain | 52 ranking ATP
Tommy Robredo | Spain | 93 ranking ATP
The full list of players will be announced in July. Los Cabos Mexican Open will be held from August 8th to August 13th at Cabo del Mar. The new ATP 250 hard court tournament has a financial commitment of nearly $810,000 dollars, making it the 4th most significant in its category.