Acapulco, March 4.- The director of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC and CEO of Mextenis, Álvaro Falla, informed that the XXX edition of the tournament received more than 90,000 people for the first time in its history during the eight rounds.
He also considered that the tournament was highly demanding for them as organizers and said that they are committed to bringing the best tennis in the world to Mexico.
In offering a first balance on what happened during the week, in addition to preliminary attendance records, job creation and hotel occupancy left by the AMT, Falla recalled that for Mextenis there are always opportunities for improvement that will be addressed later this year.
“The level of commitment from us and the high demand that the fans have had with us have placed us as one of the sporting events with more editions and of the highest level in Mexico and we know that both will continue to increase,” said Falla at a press conference ahead of the closing of the current edition.
“There were very good things, including the unprecedented final between Tommy Paul and Alex de Minaur, and others that leave us a lot of learning,” added the Colombian, who regretted the casualties of star players, but at the same time exalted those who ended up being protagonists.
“Although we had casualties, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz and Norrie, we highlight the attendances and applaud the dedication of all the players who came to the tournament, including Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz, Holger Rune, Frances Tiafoe and our finalists Tommy Paul and Alex de Minaur,” he said.
The AMT director remarked that Mexico has the best tennis tournament in Latin America thanks in large part to its new facilities at the GNP Seguros Arena, with a stadium with a capacity for more than 10,000 people. Unlike the 2022 edition, when the venue was inaugurated for the first time and received the public for only six days, this year it opened its doors for eight sessions.
It also generated 1,300 direct jobs and almost 4,000 indirect jobs, and its celebration boosted the occupancy of 5,000 rooms in eight different hotels.
“The AMT is driven by the players, the public and the workers,” said Falla, who also highlighted the media and television coverage, which, he said, will be better than last year’s with more hours of transmission and more viewers.
The tournament director pointed out that the AMT has room for improvement “on which we will focus and work to offer a better edition in 2024”.
He recalled that the 2023 goal for Mextenis is to increase the number of tournaments organized by the company and therefore announced the celebration of the ATP Challenger of Leon, Guanajuato, which will be held from April 10 to 16, 2023.
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