Santiago Gonzalez and Rodrigo Pacheco live great experience at Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC


  • Santi hopes to continue the evolution of the tournament and become a Masters 1000 tournament.
  • The young Yucatecan is pleased after the experience in Los Cabos and Acapulco.

Acapulco, February 29th, 2024.- The Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC always fills Mexican players with energy, preparing them for a long and demanding season. 

Such is the case of doubles player Santiago Gonzalez and rookie Rodrigo Pacheco, for whom the experience of the tournament in Acapulco is somewhat opposite, but for both is highly satisfactory.

Santiago has a good pace in the doubles draw, where he is first in the seeding together with British Neal Skupski, while Pacheco was eliminated in singles in the first round, but he does not leave without valuable learning and an experience that will be of great importance in his incipient career.

Both players and their sponsor Telcel OPPO received this afternoon the specialized press in the hospitality installed in the GNP Seguros Arena complex to make a personal balance of the tournament.

“I am very happy to be back in Acapulco. It is something important after what happened with the hurricane. It is an incredible tournament and this is our grain of sand to help in the reconstruction”, explained Gonzalez.

Santi is fascinated with the Mextenis Stadium and with the tennis event in general, to the extent that he hopes it will become a Masters 1000, the highest level of world tennis, only below the Grand Slams.

The Veracruz native was grateful for Telcel’s great support, which allows him to travel with his family and attend to the strenuous professional calendar. The tennis player’s life involves many sacrifices, so the backing of sponsors is usually decisive to keep him at a high level.

Gonzalez has important dates coming up with the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami, and then a European tour, thinking about getting a ticket to the Olympic Games in Paris, where he would team up with Miguel Reyes-Varela, the second best Mexican doubles player in the ATP rankings.

Rodrigo Pacheco left Acapulco with a big smile on his face, as he was able to be in the main draw of major tournaments like Los Cabos and Acapulco for the first time in his incipient career.

Now, the left-handed Yucatecan, barely 18 years old, is aiming for the Mexican Challenger tour, which includes a date again in Acapulco, in a season in which he will try to score enough points to be able to qualify for the big tournaments in the future.

“I am very happy. It has been a great experience. It’s my first year in form as a professional. I’m just starting, I have a lot to learn. It was amazing to receive the great support from the public. I have to keep learning to be back in this tournament,” said Rodrigo.

For Telcel it has been a great commitment to support the reconstruction of Acapulco after the passage of Otis. After the meteor hit the port of Guerrero, Telcel has delivered through its various agencies such as Carlos Slim Foundation, a total of 10,000 food supplies, 18,000 blankets and blankets, 15 water purification plants and was given the task of fumigating more than 20,000 hectares, to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as dengue, said Renato Flores, deputy director of Communication and Government Relations of Telcel.

After the talk with the specialized press, the players took part in a photography workshop, capturing the moment with the OPPO Find N3 Flip.


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