Mexican Tennis Open Set for One More Year in Acapulco!

Among the beautiful tourist destinations where Maritur DMC can help you plan the most successful event or an incentive trip that will exceed expectations, the historic port of Acapulco is a stunning spot bathed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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In addition to countless activities and attractions to unwind, discover and enjoy, today we have great news about the Mexican Tennis Open, a sports event that has already become an important tradition for those who visit the golden coasts of Acapulco.

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Raul Zurutuza and Hector Astudillo

In a press conference that took place at the Mextenis court, important characters such as Hector Astudillo, Governor of the State of Guerrero and Raul Zurutuza, General Director of the Mexican Tennis Open, revealed that this event with worldwide recognition was successfully rescheduled for 2017.

Every year, this tournament brings together some of the best players, who display their amazing skills before the eyes of thousands of spectators; and this edition that took place from February 22nd through 27th was no exception.

During the 23rd edition of the Acapulco’s Open, the attendance record was broken, and here are some conclusive facts:

  • More than 50 thousand tickets sold
  • More than 109 thousand likes on Instagram
  • More than 50 hours of ESPN live broadcast

The men’s final game confronted two young players who are climbing up positions in the ATP world rank. Dominic Thiem from Austria, who had an outstanding performance during the whole tournament, defeated the German Bernard Tomic in three sets, in order to proclaim himself champion of the Mexican Tennis Open for the first time.

winner of the mexican tennis open 2016

Dominic Thiem from Austria

On the other hand, the female’s final was a tight and exciting match between the North American Sloan Stephens and Dominika Cibulkova from Belgium, both giving their best effort in what some consider the best women final in the story of the Mexican Tennis Open. After three sets, Stephens defeated Cibulkova preventing her from becoming the first twice champion of this tournament.

winner of the mexican tennis open 2016

Sloan Stephens from USA

This event is part of the wide variety of attractions in the beautiful beach destination of Acapulco. For more information about event planning or business travel, contact your expert DMC.

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