Acapulco, Guerrero, February 23rd, 2018.- Rafael Nadal is in Acapulco. The Spanish finalist of last year’s edition arrived at the port in the morning, with by his coach, Carlos Moyá.
An hour later,Kei Nishikori landed in the port.
Rafa was received by Raul Zurutuza, director of Abierto mexicano de Tenis, presented by HSBC, who welcomed the tournament champion of 2005 and 2013. He will play his first tournament after retiring from the Australian Open, due to injury.
Nishikori arrived after New York Open semis, for him this was its first tournament of the circuit, since August 2017. This will be the fourth participation of the Japanese Acapulco. His best performance was in 2015, when he disputed the final against David Ferrer
Once installed, the players did not waste time and prepared to train in the main court of the Mextenis complex. For an hour and a half, they maintained a constant rally, showing that they are in good condition to face the event.
Nadal is the number two in the world and the first seed of the tournament, so his presence has generated great expectations. Nadal has lost only one match in this tournament, when he fell in 2017 final against the American Sam Querrey.