Tsitsipas and Khachanov lead the ‘field’ of the Los Cabos Open

The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, fifth in the world ranking, and the Russian Karen Khachanov, twelfth, lead the group of players at the Los Cabos Tennis Open, ATP 250 tournament that will take place from July 31 to August 5.

In a press conference this Monday in the Mexican capital, the director of the tournament, Geoffrey Fernández, announced the signing of Tsitsipas and Khachanov, the British Cameron Norrie, fourteenth on the world list, the American Tommy Paul, seventeenth and the Australian Alex De Minaur, nineteenth.

"Few 250 tournaments can boast such a quality of players; They are going through a great moment and we hope to close a deal with one more"Fernandez said.

The Open was established in 2017, when the Croatian Ivo Karlovic won the title by beating the Spanish Feliciano López; then the American Sam Querrey was champion, in 2017; the Italian Fabio Fognini, in 2018; the Argentine Diego Schwartzman, in 2019; Norrie, in 2021 and the Russian Daniil Medvedev, in 2022.

Los Cabos, which is held on a hard court, is one of the 250 tournaments preferred by players; some of the best in the world use it as part of their preparation for the tour prior to the US Open, the last Grand Slam.

This will be the last year in which the tournament will take place in the summer because from 2024 it will be played in the eighth week of the year, prior to the Acapulco Tennis Open, ATP 500 tournament.

"The change will give us the opportunity to negotiate with the tennis players who, if they come with us, will play the two tournaments in Mexico, prior to the Masters 1,000 in Indian Wells and Miami. With the change, Los Cabos will take place in a week in which tourist occupancy in that destination is more than 90 percent, which will increase attendance at matches"Fernandez noted.

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According to the director of the tournament, several of the main ones in the ranking have already shown interest in playing Los Cabos and Acapulco consecutively, which has the attraction of reducing the flight time in planes of the players prior to the first two Masters 1,000 of the season.

"There are several stakeholders; We will see how far the portfolio reaches us"said Geoffrey Fernandez.

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