Top Tennis Players Coming To Cabo Tournament

Los Cabos Mexican Open kicks off July 31
BY: CATHY WATKINS

Cabo is already known as an international destination for fishing and golf, and now tennis can be added to the list. Players from around the world, all ranked among the Association of Tennis Players (ATP) top 100 players and some within the top 50, are slated to play in the second annual Los Cabos Mexican Open. The tournament, part of the ATP 250 World Tour, will be held from July 31 to August 5.

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The single’s list is led by Feliciano Lopez from Spain, a young ATP player who is ranked 25th in the world. After competing in Wimbeldon, Feliciano will return to Cabo for the second year in a row, looking to win the title this time. He lost in the finals last year to Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic. 

Sam Querrey from the USA is back again, after an impressive win at the ATP 500 in Acapulco in March. He upset the number two seed, Rafael Nadal, to win the tournament. Querrey became the first American to win the title in the tournament’s history. 

Although he didn’t make it to the finals last year in Cabo, he’s sure to add to the excitement as he challenges other top players. At Wimbeldon last year, Querrey upset Novak Djokovic’s 30-match Grand Slam winning streak and then went on to beat Nicolas Mahut to make it to the quarterfinals. Querrey is the first American male to make it to the Grand Slam quarterfinals at Wimbledon in nearly five years. 

Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic has the best ranking of all the players in the Los Cabos Open, ranked 13th in the world. He has 20 plus tournaments under his belt but this will be his Cabo debut. His most notable achievement is reaching the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships by upsetting 6-time champion Roger Federer. 

Other players competing in the tournament include two Spanish players, Fernando Verdasco, ranked 32, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas, ranked 22. Borna Coric, ranked 36 from Croatia, Karen Khachanov, ranked 39 from Russia and Frances Tiafoe, ranked 66 from the USA, have also been confirmed to play. 

The Los Cabos Open will be held at the Del Mar International School, in the El Tezal neighborhood behind Walmart. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster, from the Del Mar School by calling 624-105-9183 or the Koral concierge desk, located in the lobby of the Hampton Inn Hotel in San Jose.