Although played in the same week of the Olympic tournament, the first Open Los Cabos present good cards
The finalists last Mexican Tennis Open champion and runner Dominic Thiem Bernard Tomic, lead the main draw of the first Mexican Open Los Cabos, which will be held from 8 to 13 August in Baja California Sur.
The rest of the draw will be defined after the final list of players who will attend the 2016 Summer Olympics, the tennis tournament will be held the same week of the contest of Los Cabos.
In addition to Thiem and Tomic, 15 and 22 of the world ranking ATP, respectively, Frenchman Jeremy Chardy (33), the Croatian Ivo Karlovic (31), the American Sam Querrey (37) and the Spanish Fernando Verdasco will be present (51) and Tommy Robredo (72).
“There was much expectation at Olympic Games, but the result and the preference of players who have sought us has been wonderful for us,” said tournament director Jose Antonio Fernandez. “The list for Rio 2016 will be on June 27 and thereafter begin to see more interest in others who want to participate and look for points.”
Ticket sales began yesterday through the tournament page and the Ticketmaster system, with prices ranging from 330 pesos for a day to 7,700 pesos for the whole week.
“The courts are weeks that delivered us , ” Fernandez said Excélsior . “We are the platforms, is now lighting, stands at the stadium is already full dynamic basis and hope to have painted fields and ready for May 18, and there we started work bleachers with a main stage 3,500 people and a thousand Grandstand.
“So there will be more than a month for local players to lay the courts and arrive in good condition to the tournament,” added Fernandez.
The contest Baja California Sur distributed $ 780,000 in prizes, which places it among the five tournaments that pay better in an ATP 250.
Halep (24 years 7 WTA) has never met her before on two (25, 45 WTA). Halep lost last year in the opening round.
On the main board is still three Romanian women, Irina Begu, Sorana Cirstea and Monica Niculescu.
Begu (25, 35 WTA) will face in the first round on Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard (22, 46 WTA), who won the only match live last year at the Australian Open, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2, in the round of the final.
Monica Niculescu (28 years 31 WTA) will meet an opponent coming in qualifications, while Sorana Cirstea (26 years, 131 WTA), the beneficiary of a wild card, will have a tough match with Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic (31 years 23 WTA ). The two are tied 3-3 in the matches, the last belonging Jelena success in 2014 at Roland Garros in the third round.
The qualification will start Friday Tig Patricia (21 years, 134 WTA), which will have a more valuable opposing, American Nicole Gibbs (23 years 74 WTA).
In doubles, Begu and Niculescu will pair and their opponents in the first round Darija Jurak are (Croatia) and Chia-Jung Chuang (Taiwan).