** Both players will be making their tournament debut
Two of the most expected players of the 2017 Acapulco Open, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martín del Potro, raised the excitement amongst tennis fans in Acapulco. After a surprise confirmation of his attendance to the XXIV edition of the tournament, Djokovic arrived this Sunday in a private flight and had his first trainment in the main court in Mextenis.
According to the main draw, the No. 2 world ranked player will kick off the first round against 27 year old, Slovanian, Martin Klizan (ATP 65), more than a month after his unexpected elimination at the Australian Open, and his last match during the first rounds of the Cup Davis against Rusia where he worked particularly hard to win due to Daniil Medvev’s exit, Nole returns with a strong will to regain confidence and continue to score points to maintain his fight for the ATP and snatch the main position from Andy Murray.
On the other hand, Juan Martín del Potro is playing his second tournament of the 2017 season in Acapulco where he hadn’t been able to participate due to previous injuries. In past days, the Argentinian player played in the Delray Beach ATP 250 where he reached the semifinals and lost to Canadian Milos Raonic.
Three victories in the Florida tournament have given Delpo enough self-confidence to aspire to a good result in this year’s AMT (Acapulco Open).