Abierto Mexicani TelCel, Acapulco, Mexico, ATP 500

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  1. Moxie

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    DATE: Feb 27 - Mar 4th, 2017
    SURFACE: Hard
    PRIZE MONEY: $1,491,310
    FIELD SIZE: 32
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Dominic Thiem

    Seeds:

    1. Novak Djokovic
    2. Rafael Nadal
    3. Marin Cilic
    4. Dominic Thiem
    5. David Goffin
    6. Nick Kyrgios
    7. Jack Sock
    8. John Isner

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    The Tournament:

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    Rafael Nadal / Acapulco 2017

    The tournament was introduced to the ATP Tour in 1993, and began on the WTA Tour in 2001. It was played on outdoor red clay courts until 2013. The change to hard courts was introduced in 2014.

    Tickets have sold out for the 2017 event.

    The Players:

    Six top-ten players will compete for the title - Novak Djokovic, Milos Raonic, Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and David Goffin. Moreover, Juan Martin Del Potro, Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios are among other names to stack the field for an ATP 500 event. Djokovic was a late entrant - receiving a wildcard a couple of days before the draw.

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    About Acapulco

    The oldest and best known of Mexico's beach resorts, and located on its west coast, The city is set on a large bay backed by high-rises and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. Acapulco once had a cache as a playground of the rich and famous, most notably in the 1950s-60s, hosting Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Frank Sinatra and Brigitte Bardot, amongst others. It is beautifully situated, and still famous for its nightlife.


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    Acapulco is relatively close to Mexico city, a mere 3 and a half hours drive. It is situated in a natural bay and very popular for water sports and aquatic activities.


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    Very strong and interesting draw, good preparation for IW
     
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    Yeah, very strong field - tougher than Dubai this year.
     
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    Novak shows off his Spanish skills, arriving in Acapulco.

     
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    JMDP rolls into town.

     
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    Raonic, Alexander Zverev and Karlovic all fairly late withdrawals.
     
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    Could be a Djokelpotro second round clash :boxing:
     
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    poor Juan...or could I say poor Nole ?? hope to see some great tennis
     
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    I don't see Delpo playing his best but either Novak, I give them a 50/50
     
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    What about poor Tiafoe having to play Delpo first round? :) Hate to see two players I like play early.
     
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    Dolgo is going to play tomorrow? I thought he is injured
     
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    Feli didn't have the guts to jump....I don't blame him :laugh:
     
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    Results from the Acapulco International Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday

    Adrian Mannarino (France) beat Taylor Fritz (U.S.) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4
    5-David Goffin (Belgium) beat Stephane Robert (France) 6-1 6-2
    Steve Johnson (U.S.) beat 8-John Isner (U.S.) 6-4 6-4
    Borna Coric (Croatia) beat Lucas Gomez (Mexico) 6-1 6-1
     
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    poor Tiafoe for sure...
     
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    A little tricky for Djokovic, but didn't take him long to get back on rhythm.
     
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