Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico February 23rd, 2018. The Tennis Parade exhibition was officially inaugurated, a commemoration of the XXV anniversary of the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Telcel.
Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, Guerrero’s Secretary of Tourism; Raúl Zurutuza, tournament director; and Paul Zarkin, Director of Locos por el Arte, led the cutting of the ribbon at the exhibition in Centro de Convenciones Acapulco, located on the emblematic Costera Miguel Aleman.
The Mexicans Renata Zarazúa and Alejandro Hernández attended to the event, they will participate in the main tournament and qualification, respectively, with wild cards.
10 of the 50 giant ball sculptures designed by Locos por el Arte artists, were displayed and they will remain until February 4th.
“First of all I want to thank the Government of the State where we are celebrating 18 years of the tournament, we are very proud of it, we have done a great job and the way in which Acapulco has sheltered us has been fundamental to have the picture that we achieved this year in the tournament, “said Zurutuza.
Ernesto Rodríguez, Secretary of Tourism, delivered two artistic bules, which inspired the Guaje de Plata, trophy of the men’s contest, and recognized the work of the Pegaso Group to organize the best tennis tournament from Latin America.
“For us the tournament began two weeks ago with the Tennis Parade that is presented at Paseo de la Reforma, in Mexico City, this week in Acapulco the air traffic from different parts of Mexico increases, that is because of this event” said the official.
Renata Zarazúa, said she was very happy for the invitation to the event, “I hope to win the first round, that’s my goal, I’ve worked a lot with the pre-season coach”.
Alejandro Hernandez,the first local in the history of the touranament, who was cheered by those present, said he will do his best to be in the main draw. “It will be complicated, because there are very good players, but it is an interesting challenge,” said the 18-year-old.