Acapulco, Gro.- As a part of the recreational activities of the XXVI AMT edition, Sloane Stephens and Alexander Zverev enjoyed the view of puerto Marques from the Xtasea platform, the longest over the sea zipline.
Sascha, no. 3 in the ATP ranking, and Stephens, no. 4 in the WTA ranking, tested their courage by being suspended 23 mts in the air and flying thru 1,810 mts across the bay.
Raul Zurutuza and both players symbolically launched the event. Raul thanked the public administration of Acapulco and the state the support they have always give the organization to keep the tournament as the best one in Latin America.
Among the personalities and officials who gathered for this event, were Ernesto Rodríguez Escalona, state secretary of tourism, Undersecretary Noé Peralta Herrera and Seyed Rezvani, general director of Mundo Imperial.
“We had a great start, two days of a very intense qualification round; for Mexican tennis it was a very good weekend, with several victories of the girls, and we are ready to start the day today with the main draw of the 26th edition “, Raúl Zurutuza said.
To close the activity Zverev and Stephens played in a mini court in front of one of the best views of Acapulco in the restaurant Peninsula
“I am very happy to be here, it was really windy, but it was super exciting, and I am ready to start playing the tournament”, said Sloane (2016 champion).
“It has been amazing since I got here last wednesday, I am happy with how I was welcomed, the weather, I hope to be here until the end of the tournament” stated Sascha Zverev.
The young German player will face, on the first round, the also young Australian player Alexei Popyrin (no. 124 in the ATP, who got a ticket to the main draw on the qualifying round.
On the women side, Stephens will first face Pauline Parmentier, currently no. 53 of the WTA ranking.