- The Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC will celebrate its 30th year anniversary.
- Current World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz will visit Acapulco in February along with No. 2 Casper Ruud, while Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6) returns to Mexican lands.
- Two new sponsors for the moment are confirmed: Continental Tires and Pepperstone.
Mexico, September the 20th 2022 – The 30th edition of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC will mark an important milestone in the history of tennis tournaments in Latin America and Mexico. To be held between February 27th and March 4th, 2023, the 30th anniversary celebration begins with the announcement of the first players; Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
After a terrific edition where the inauguration of the GNP Insurance Arena took place, the new complex will once again welcome its loyal fans to celebrate three decades of history together with three ATP Top-10 players. Confirming the presence of current No. 1, the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, high quality matches are foreseen, since the main goal is to form a competitive and talented roster in which the Norwegian Casper Ruud (No. 2) and the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (No. 6) also stand out.
Alcaraz is the youngest player to reach the top seed since the ATP Pepperstone Rankings was established in 1973. Doing so after winning his first Grand Slam at the U.S. Open with only 19. This last title is just one of the five ATP titles he´s won this season and of the six he´s achieved so far in total. The spanish, has the opportunity to be the youngest to close the year as No. 1 and will also arrive as favorite in Acapulco, next February.
Curiously enough, Alcaraz’s opponent in the U.S. Open final was actually Ruud, who reached No. 2 in the ATP after playing a historic tournament.
This year so far (2022), the Norwegian sums three titles on clay (Gstaad, Geneva and Buenos Aires), and also had played two Grand Slam finals; Roland Garros and the US Open.
On the other hand, Stefanos Tsitsipas will make his third consecutive appearance at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel. He´s managed to add two titles this season, Mallorca and Monte Carlo and is current doubles champion at the Acapulco ATP 500 alongside Feliciano López.
“We are very excited to be able to announce for the moment three Top 10 for such a significant edition of this tournament. Carlos is still a young and will be a present and future reference in the sport, he proved it to us at the US Open as well as Casper who confirmed himself as a great player also, while Stefanos has been constant and knows the Mexican audience too well “, commented the tournament director, Raul Zurutuza.
“This 30th year celebration is mainly due to five key elements that we wish to deeply acknowledge and celebrate during the week of the tournament; Our raising amateur fan base, the players, sponsors, tournament staff and you, the media that year after year have joined us thru this journey, without all these combined as a whole this event could not be possible, we really thank you.”
The Abierto Mexicano Telcel is proud to announce the participation of two brands involved and committed to such a high level to the sport. These are Continental Tires and Pepperstone, now confirmed as official sponsors.
“We are very pleased to have these new sponsors support, Continental and Pepperstone; Companies with great journeys and tradition as we have seen with the Abierto Mexicano Telcel thru the years. We are sure that together we will continue to promote the importance of the sport and its virtues throughout the country, giving them the warmest welcome,” said Zurutuza.
TICKETS ON SALE
Ticket sales for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel begin on Tuesday September 20th, they can be purchased at the Mextenis box office located in Arcos Bosques or through Ticketmaster.
The press accreditation process will take place in 2023. The Abierto Mexicano looks for your support for its special 30th year celebration.
For more information, please visit: www.abiertomexicanodetenis.com