ATP Honours Acapulco For The Third Time
Taylor Fritz produced a thrilling comeback on Friday evening against fellow American John Isner to reach the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC. Although the American still needs to beat Rafael Nadal for the champion’s trophy, he remained on court following his victory for another presentation.
Fritz joined Linda Clark, ATP Tour Vice President, Tournament Relations - Americas, in presenting Tournament Chairman Renata Burillo with a trophy honouring the Acapulco event's place as one of the Tournaments of the Year in the 2019 ATP Awards.
Two years after last receiving this award, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, which also earned this recognition in 2007, has once again been named the ATP 500 Tournament of the Year. The event, held at the Acapulco Princess Mundo Imperial, was held on clay for 20 years before transitioning to hard courts in 2014.
“On behalf of Mextenis, our sponsors and the Mexican fans, we are incredibly happy and proud of this award,” Burillo said. “To receive the recognition of the ATP Players fills us with energy to continue to work hard to make the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC an even better tournament. We want to thank all the players for the trust and support we have received over the years. Acapulco is, and will always be, your home.”
The Acapulco tournament enjoyed record attendance in 2019, welcoming more than 55,000 fans.
The Tournament of the Year awards, voted annually by ATP Tour players, recognise the leading standards set across the three tournament categories on the Tour. The BNP Paribas Open and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open won the remaining two awards, in the ATP Masters 1000 and 250 tournament categories, respectively.