The fourth edition of the Mifel Los Cabos ATP Tennis Open 2019 takes place from July 29th to August 3rd at the Delmar International School Campus where a temporary tennis stadium has been in place since 2016.
This year’s event, Jose Antonio Fernandez -Tournaments Director said “We celebrate the fast growth this tournament has achieved; almost 22 thousand attendees in 2018 and with a positive economic impact of more than 100 million pesos. Adding to these numbers, the prestige and grate comments coming from players’ themselves-have made and later voted, making the Los Cabos Open the Best Tournament in Its Category. (ATP World Tour 250) during 2018. But that’s not all, in a separate vote all players’ part of the ATP favored Los Cabos, in addition to our efforts to position this event on the World Tour, as the Third Best ATP 250 tournament worldwide in 2018; unprecedented considering the
At the beginning, the presence of the defending champion, the Italian Fabio Fognini was confirmed then also will be present for the first time in Los Cabos the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, currently ranked 24th in the world ranking ATP Tour (Istanbul 2016 and Rio de Janeiro 2018). In the season, "Peque" reached the semifinals in Sydney and final in Buenos Aires.
Adding to Schwartzman, Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, comes 27 years old, No. 29 in the ranking, will attend. The one born in Haskovo has 8 titles in his record, in which the Mexican Open is one of them (2014) stand out, as well as the Masters 1000 of Cincinnati and the Nitto ATP Finals in 2017.
Accompanying these players, will be Spanish Feliciano Lopez, finalist in 2016, who will participate for the fourth time in Los Cabos. At the age of 37, Lopez is currently playing n his 17th consecutive season in the Top 100 and after his last participation in the Australian Open, he extended his record of uninterrupted participation in Grand Slam to 68.
While presenting other results from the 2018 edition, Fernandez pointed out that the objectives for 2019 are to reach an attendance of 25,000 spectators in the current complex as well as an economic impact of more than 100 million pesos in Los Cabos. The tournament will offer a purse of $ 858,565 dollars, the largest in the Americas.
This will be the last year the tournament takes place at its current stadium, the new stadium will be constructed across the road from Solaz Resort Los Cabos. The stadium will surpass the minimum seating required by ATP tournaments. 3,500 seats will be available in the Centre court and 1,500 in the Grandstand. The new site will also have 5 courts available for practice and competitive matches. It is also planned to build a High Performance Sports Center that will benefit many national and international athletes.
Tony Perez for Cabo News
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