Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev lead a stellar field at the 500-level Abierto Mexicano Telcel as the world's top players warm up for Indian Wells and Miami on the hard courts of Acapulco, live from 25 February-5 March 2019.

The Abierto Mexicano Telcel switched from clay to hard courts in 2014 but this has only made it a more popular stop on the ATP Tour as top players seize the chance to tune up their hard-court games ahead of the March Masters double bill, as well as battling for ranking points and prize money.

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ATP Acapulco tennis is live from 25 February-2 March with play starting around 4pm local/10pm GMT. Bookmaker bet365 are offering customers the opportunity to watch a live stream of the matches alongside in-play betting.

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ATP Acapulco Tournament Schedule

Who is playing ATP Acapulco in 2019?

A star-studded field led by top-five players Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev takes to the court at the 2019 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, live from Acapulco from 25 February-2 March.

Here are some of the biggest names highlighting the ATP Acapulco draw in 2019.

Rafael Nadal
World no. 2 Nadal will be the star attraction at the 2019 Abierto Mexicano Telcel as he plays in Acapulco for the fourth time.
Australian Open runner-up Nadal enjoys a stellar record in Acapulco, where he won his first 14 matches, claiming the title all the way back in 2005 (d. Albert Montanes) and returning eight years later to win it again, beating David Ferrer in what was a preview of that year's French Open final. 
Nadal played Acapulco for the third time in 2017 when he beat Marin Cilic to reach the final, only for his 14-match winning streak to be snapped by Sam Querrey.

Alexander Zverev
Two of the world's top three players is a pretty sensational coup for any 500-level tournament but that's what the Abierto Mexicano Telcel can boast in 2019 as world no. 3 Zverev joins Nadal in the field.
Champion at the ATP Finals in 2018 and a three-time Masters 1000 Series winner, Zverev is looking for the third 500-level title of his career as he plays Acapulco for the second time, having made the semifinals on his debut in 2018 before losing to Juan Martin del Potro.

Kevin Anderson
Two-time Grand Slam finalist Anderson will be playing Acapulco for the fourth time in 2019. The big-serving South African enjoys a great record at the 500-level event, finishing runner-up to Grigor Dimitrov in 2014 and del Potro in 2018 and reaching the semifinals in 2017. 

John Isner
Ace king John Isner warms up for his Miami Masters title defense in Acapulco after reaching the semifinals in New York. The fourth top-10 player scheduled to appear at the 500-level event, Isner will be trying to improve a dismal 0-4 record at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

Stan Wawrinka
Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka continues his comeback from two knee surgeries in 2017 as he plays Acapulco for the first time since it became a hard-court event. The Swiss star is looking to make the second 500-level final of his season after finishing runner-up to Gael Monfils in Rotterdam, and was a semifinalist in Acapulco back in 2012.

Diego Schwartzman
World no. 19 Diego Schwartzman aims to continue a strong season after reaching the semifinals in Sydney and making the final of the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires. He will be making his third appearance at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

These are just some of the top players scheduled to appear at the 2019 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, live from Acapulco from 25 February-2 March 2019.

About the Abierto Mexicano

First played in 1993 and joined by a WTA Tour event in 2001, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel is one of the most popular and unique events on the ATP World Tour. 

Originally played in Mexico City, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel relocated to Acapulco – a resort city on Mexico’s Pacific Coast - in 2001 and has been played at the Acapulco Princess Mundo Imperial ever since. Matches start at 4pm local time and temperatures remain in the high 20s (Celsius) into the night, contributing to a truly unique atmosphere at the 500-level event.

After 20 years as a clay-court event, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel switched to hard courts in 2014. The change was significant and has helped the event go from strength to strength. ATP Acapulco still features as the closing event of the Golden Swing – the early spring run of tournaments through South and Latin America – but as a hard-court event it now also serves as a major warm-up event for the biggest events of the spring, the back-to-back Masters 1000 Series events played on outdoor American hard courts at Indian Wells and Miami. This has helped the Abierto Mexicano Telcel feature ever-stronger fields year on year.

The record for most Abierto Mexicano Telcel titles is jointly held by Thomas Muster and David Ferrer. Austria’s Muster famously won the first four editions of the tournament without dropping a set between 1993 and 1996, while Ferrer – a runner-up at the French Open in 2013 – won a trio of titles between 2010 and 2012, playing a fellow Spanish player every year in the final. In 2015, he defeated Kei Nishikori in the final to claim the title a fourth time, becoming the first and so far only player ever to win Acapulco on both clay and hard courts.

Other well-known players to have won the Abierto Mexicano Telcel include Brazil’s beloved Gustavo ‘Guga’ Kuerten in 2001 and another former world no. 1, Carlos Moya, in 2002 and 2004. Ten-time French Open champion and ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal won the title in Acapulco back in 2005, defeating Albert Montanes in the final, and returned to Acapulco eight years later to become the champion at the last clay-court edition of the event, beating Ferrer in the final. Overall, Spanish players have enjoyed huge success at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, with five different players – Francisco Clavet (1997), Moya (2002, 2004), Nadal (2005, 2013), Nicolas Almagro (2008-9) and Ferrer (2010-12, 2015) – taking the Acapulco title. Seven all-Spanish finals have been contested at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel so far.

In recent years, Grigor Dimitrov and Kevin Anderson broke a run of four consecutive all-Spanish finals in 2014 when the Bulgarian defeated the South African 7-6(1), 3-6, 7-6(5) in a grueling, high-quality final – Dimitrov would go on to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and break into the top 10 that season. After Ferrer won the title in 2015, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel crowned another new champion in 2016 when Dominic Thiem became the first Austrian since Thomas Muster to claim the title in Acapulco, defeating Australia’s Bernard Tomic in the final. Thiem's title defence in 2017 ended with a quarter final loss to Sam Querrey, who went on to claim the title, beating Rafael Nadal in the final.

US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro became Acapulco's first Argentine champion since Juan Ignacio Chela in 2007 when he won the title in 2018, defeating big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in the latter's second appearance in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel final.

The Acapulco champion traditionally wears a sombrero to be awarded with the trophy

ATP Acapulco Tournament Information

Abierto Mexicano Tercel Tournament Information

ATP AcapulcoAbierto Mexicano Telcel
Dates25 February-2 March 2019
VenueAcapulco Princess Mundo Imperial
LocationAcapulco, Mexico
First Played1993
CategoryATP World Tour 500
SurfaceClay (1993-2013); Hard (2014-present)
Draw Size32 Singles / 16 Doubles
Prize Money$1,642,795
Reigning Singles' ChampionJuan Martin del Potro
Reigning Doubles' ChampionsTatjana Maria/Heather Watson

ATP Acapulco Ranking Points

Here is a breakdown of the points offered by the ATP Tour for reaching various rounds at a 500-level tournament like the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.

ATP 500 ranking points

Round of 1645

David Ferrer is a four-time Abierto Mexicano champion

ATP Acapulco Previous Champions

Here is a complete list of singles champions at the Abierto Mexicano.

Players still active in singles are given in bold.

ATP Acapulco Past Champions

1993Thomas MusterCarlos Costa
1994Thomas Muster (2)Roberto Jabali
1995Thomas Muster (3)Fernando Meligeni
1996Thomas Muster (4)Jiri Novak
1997Francisco ClavetJoan Albert Viloca
1998Jiri NovakXavier Malisse
1999Not Held
2000Juan Ignacio ChelaMariano Puerta
2001Gustavo KuertenGola Blanco
2002Carlos MoyaFernando Meligeni
2003Agustin CalleriMariano Zabaleta
2004Carlos Moya (2)Fernando Verdasco
2005Rafael NadalAlbert Montanes
2006Luis HornaJuan Ignacio Chela
2007Juan Ignacio ChelaCarlos Moya
2008Nicolas AlmagroDavid Nalbandian
2009Nicolas Almagro (2)Gael Monfils
2010David FerrerJuan Carlos Ferrero
2011David Ferrer (2)Nicolas Almagro
2012David Ferrer (3)Fernando Verdasco
2013Rafael Nadal (2)David Ferrer
2014Grigor DimitrovKevin Anderson
2015David Ferrer (4)Kei Nishikori
2016Dominic ThiemBernard Tomic
2017Sam QuerreyRafael Nadal
2018Juan Martin del PotroKevin Anderson

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