Mexican Open Facts and Trivia
The Mexican Open, is an ATP World Tour 500 Series event hosted in Acapulco. It is presently sponsored by Telcel and HSBC, and as such is known as the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presented by HSBC. The tournament often boasts a number of big name players. But then, who wouldn’t want to go to Acapulco for a week? Let’s lay out some Mexican Open facts and trivia!
Mexican Open Facts
The event started off in 1993 for the men’s competition. Women would be added to the card in 2001. It was originally held in Mexico City, but moved to Acapulco in 2001.
The Mexico Open was initially a clay court event. This changed in 2014, however, when the organisers decided to switch to hard courts. Given the late February time slot of the the tournament, being a hard court event makes it a more attractive prospect for bigger name players who will be looking to prepare for the hard courts of Indian Wells in March.
The courts are blue, if you were wondering.
The prize money on offer in the men’s competition is $1,212,250 American dollars.
The venue for the Mexican Open is the Hotel Princess Mundo Imperial. This hotel resort sports eight tennis courts, as well as a 6,000 capacity stadium. Not to mention some pretty luxurious accommodation.
David Ferrer and Thomas Muster jointly hold the record for most titles with four a piece. Muster goes one further, however, having won all four of his consecutively. What’s more, his four consecutive titles were also the first four Mexican Opens (1993—1996).
The Mexican Open won the ATP World Tour award for best tournament in its category back in 2007.
That’s all the Mexican Open facts and trivia for now. As always, this page will be kept updated as new trivia happens and old trivia goes out of date. If you know of anything to add, drop a comment below!