Acapulco: a perfect tennis getaway now

It’s still winter in the United States, and that means bone chilling temperatures and lots of snow shoveling. They don’t have either of those things in Acapulco, home to the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, one of just 13 ATP World Tour 500 series tournaments. It’s being held February 22 – 27 this year at the Princess Mundo Imperial Hotel. Four-time winner and defending champion David Ferrer aims to be the first player to win event five times (it’s also known as the Mexico Open.) Thomas Muster also won the event four times. (And Kei Nishikori wants some redemption from his 2015 final loss to Ferrer.)

(This is an ATP/WTA event; Timea Bacsinszky took home the 2015 ladies title.)

Milos Raonic, Marin Cilic, Nishikori and big-serving Kevin Anderson join Ferrer on the men’s side, while the women’s draw features Victoria Azarenka, Dominika Cibulkova and Madison Keys.

“We are excited to demonstrate that Acapulco stands out for more than its landscapes and sunsets as a major hub for world-renowned sporting events. We are supported by an excellent infrastructure that enables us to host international sport events of this magnitude and welcome such recognized tennis figures who contribute to putting Acapulco on the global spotlight,” – Pedro Haces Sordo, president of the Acapulco Destination Marketing Office

The Princess Mundo is also noteworthy as a general tennis destination. Recognized as one of the top 500 hotels in the world and top 25 resorts in Latin America by Travel & Leisure, Princess Mundo Imperil is located over the Pacific Coast on the Revolcadero Beach. The resort has 6 outdoor courts that are lit for night play. The price is right too. A little something for everyone in your crew here. Not everyone is a tennis nut.

Here a 2016 preview of the tournament (in Spanish):

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