* For the third time AMT has been acknowledge, by the players, as the best ATP 500 of the tour.
* It is also the second year that Acapulco is the best ATP 500 and WTA International, during the same season.
Ciudad de México.- Just a few days after receiving the recognition as the best WTA International tournament, thanks to the players vote, Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, also celebrated being chose as the best ATP 500 tournament of 2019.
The ATP players of the tour voted to pick their favorite tournament of the season, giving the recognition to AMT, for the third time in history after also winning during 2007 and 2017.
It is worth mentioning that this is the second time that the Tournament in Acapulco won both recognitions in the WTA and ATP tour categories, after 2017 when it was accomplished. It can be compared with Indian Wells, winning best ATP 1000 and Premier Mandatory for six occasions since 2014.
“It gives me great satisfaction and huge pride to be able to share this news with the press, the public and all those involved in the AMT organization”, stated Raul Zurutuza, CEO of AMT.
“To compete against 12 tournaments of great quality and prestige amongst the ATP 500 category, and being choose as the best tournament of the season, is a recognition to all those involved in the organization that makes our tournament one of the most important sports event of our country”, assured.
Celebrated from February 25 th to March 2nd, AMT 2019 had the presence of great players such as Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, John Isner, Stan Wawrinka, Cameron Norrie, Alex De Minaur and Nick Kyrgios, champion of this edition. Also, this year was the last appearance of David Ferrer, four times winner of the “Guaje de Plata”.
“Since the first edition in 1993 we committed to give the all players the best treatment possible. Its been 26 years since then, and the treatment we give to the players has turned into one of the main reasons for the players to enjoy Acapulco that much”, explained Zurutuza.
“Details such as the fans reactions and support during the main matches and activities outside the courts, the farewell we organized to our friend David Ferrer, were some of the factors that helped us win the distinction of the best tournament. We will make all within our possibilities to repeat the accomplishment next year”, he added.
Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC Will be celebrated from February 24 th to 29th in Princess Mundo Imperial hotel.