Acapulco, Guerrero, March 1st.- Abierto Mexicano Telcel, presented by HSBC, was recognized by the ATP with the Heritage Award, for its XXV anniversary, before the stellar match, played by Juan Martin del Potro vs Dominic Thiem.
Before a grand entrance, Chris Kermode, executive director and president of the ATP traveled to Acapulco to deliver this recognition to Renata Burillo, President of Grupo Pegaso.
This tournament was held for the first time in the German Club, in 1993, on a clay surface. It was played ther for six years, until 2000 when it was moved to Acapulco, where until now it has been played for 18 years uninterrupted.
For its anniversary, the tournament integrated a unique main draw, with the inclusion of seven top ten players, which placed it as the second tournament in its category to achieve it.
Thomas Muster and David Ferrer are the top winners of the tournament, with four crowns each.
In its history, has the participation of the world’s top tennis figures, such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Juan Martin del Potro, Stan Wawrinka, Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori and Richard Gasquet, among others.