Rafa’s debut against Feli Lopez

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Acapulco, Gro., February 24.- Abierto Mexicano de Telcel, presented by HSBC, will have a spectacular start. The draw ceremony, held at the Peninsula, led to great duels for the first round.

Rafael Nadal, rank 2 ATP, first seed of the tournament, will begin his participation against his compatriot Feliciano Lopez (37-ATP).

Sam Querrey, defending champion (12-ATP), will face in the first round Matthew Ebden, from Australia ( 88-ATP).

Nadal and Lopez have met 13 times, with a favorable balance for the first by 9-4.

first round will held great duels, such as David Ferrer (38-ATP) vs. Russian Andrey Rublev (31-ATP) and Kei Nishikori (26-ATP) vs Canadian sensation, Denis Shapovalov (46- ATP).

Also it promises the duel between Juan Martín del Potro (10-ATP) Mischa Zverev (53-ATP).

Diego Schwartzman and Fernando Verdasco will star another attractive encounter. The Argentine and the Spaniard will face on Rio at the finals.

Meanwhile, the Mexican Lucas Gomez will have as his first rival the German Peter Gojowczyk, 64th place in the world ranking.

In the women’s branch, Sloane Stephens, first seed, will debut against the French Pauline Parmentier and the Mexican Renata Zarazua will face Kristina Pliskova.

Kristina Mladenovic, second seed will face a qualifier.

Lesia Tsurenko, last year’s champion, will meet in her debut Lauren Davis.

Kristina Pliskova, Renata Zarazúa, Mischa Zverev and Santiago González were the players representatives during the draw ceremony.

Santiago Gonzalez applauded that there are such events, which are of great to help develop for national tennis.



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