Los Cabos Mexican Tennis Open Preview, Info for new ATP event- August 8th-13th, 2016
Ivo Karlovic wins Cabo Open defeating Feliciano Lopez in the Finals of the first tournament there. Some big names pulled out last minute plus the Rio Olympics hurt the event but they hope to get more popular each year.
BIG STARS TO SHINE IN CABO-
I recently had a phone interview with José Antonio Fernández Celorio, the Tournament Director.
He is so excited to showcase the new tournament in beautiful Cabo San Lucas featuring many
players. This will be the first event here as it was bought and moved from Columbia after being
in Los Angeles for so long. Mr. Fernandez Celorio was so enthusiastic and has great plans for the
players to impress them for return visits and attract even bigger names in the future, he told me.
There will be plenty of activities during the day from camel rides to art, culinary and beach
excursions. “The players will be very impressed and have a great overall experience”, he said.
Other surprises are included to grow and make this tourney bigger and better. They are in their
final planning stages with courts and grandstands being built at a school nearby the high end
hotels where the players will be staying.
Cabo’s original cut off #71
French addition: Benoit Paire, Lucas Pouille and Julien Benneteau
Los Cabos Mexican Tennis Open will be the only tournament in the world to offer ATP ranking
points. With a fantastic acceptance listwhere all 19 players are ranked
amongst the ATP top 100, the Los Cabos Mexican Open first edition,
will be held from august 8 to august 13, in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The list is led by ATP’s young sensation, Dominic Thiem (AUT), currently ranked 8th in the
Emirates ATP Rankings. Three great Frenchmen entered the list, Benoit Paire (number 23),
Lucas Pouille (number 30) and Julien Benneteau (number 39) to join the fight for the title along
with the already confirmed players Feliciano López, Ivo Karlovic, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Sam
Querrey, Jeremy Chardy, Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Marcel Granollers and Nicolas Almagro. All of
whom are ranked inside the ATP top 50! With one of the four best prize money’s of the ATP 250
category, the Los Cabos Mexican Open will be the only ATP tournament to be played in the
world and therefore the only event that will grant Emirates ATP Ranking Points as
well as a $800,000 USD prize money.
The fact that los Cabos connects with 40 destinations is highly beneficial to the tournament. The
great connectivity allows players and visitors to travel to Cabo simply and comfortably.
The Organizing Committee is really satisfied with the players’ response to the tournament.
Being able to present a solid and attractive draw, assures a week of spectacular tennis in one of
the best destinations in the world.
ACQUIRES ATP WORLD TOUR 250
TOURNAMENT, TO BE HELD IN LOS CABOS,
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO.
The ATP announced on Wednesday that Bogota’s ATP World Tour 250 tournament
would be transferred to Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, following acquisition of
the event by Grupo Pegaso.
London, November 18th, 2015.- The ATP Board of Directors at its meetings in London this week
approved the tournament transfer. Executives of Grupo Pegaso and Imla de Colombia signed the
agreement, which delivers a second ATP World Tour tournament to Mexico. With this partnership,
Grupo Pegaso reaffirms its commitment to Mexico’s development in the sport industry by delivering
and organizing high quality events, and further consolidation of men’s professional tennis in México.
The Abierto Mexicano 250 Los Cabos, will have a total financial commitment of nearly US$800,000,
ranking as the highest in its category in the Americas Region. The new hard court tournament will
take place from August 8 to August 14 in the 2016 season and will become part of North America’s
Summer Tour. Solaz Los Cabos developed by Sordo Madaleno Architects, will host this magnificent
tournament. Every aspect of this Starwood Luxury collection Hotel provides comfort and exclusivity to
satisfy guests and spectators, which symbolizes the commitment of Quinta del Golfo de Cortez Group,
owners of the resort. Www.Grupo-Pegaso.com / www.AbiertoMexicanodeTenis.com
AbiertoMexicanodeTenis AbiertoTelcel After purchasing the tournament from Los Ange- les, Imla de
Colombia produced the event for thelast three years in Bogota. “It has been a great opportunity for
Colombia to showcase our country throughout the world. It comes with mixed feelings to transfer our
event to Los Cabos where we believe it will grow to be a great event representing Mexico
internationally” said Manuel Mate, Bogota’s former tournament director.
Grupo Pegaso will continue to support Mexican players with wild cards. Further details will be
ABOUT GRUPO PEGASO
Grupo Pegaso begins operations in 1994 with thepurpose of promoting projects with strong social
commitment, which over time delivers globalimportance for Mexico in the most dynamic
sectors of the economy. Concentrating its activity in the telecommunications, advertising, sports
and technology sectors.The Abierto Mexicano 250 Los Cabos will live up
to its name, showing the world the unique naturalbeauty of this gorgeous site, considered one of
Mexico’s most important tourist destinations.“The Los Cabos Tourism Board is delighted to
have the opportunity to host the ATP World Tour250, and we are proud of the trust the ATP has
given us. Bringing the tournament to Los Caboswill reinforce Los Cabos’ reputation as a world-
class venue for professional sporting events, aswell as an extraordinary destination for luxurious
leisure pursuits, for which we are already renowned. We’re grateful to the Secretariat of
Tourism and the Baja California Sur state governnment for their part in bringing this sponsorship to
fruition; as well as to the Los Cabos Hotel Association, and Time-share Developers Association
for their additional support” stated PatricioBurillo, Chairman of the Board of Grupo Pegaso.
Chris Kermode, ATP Executive Chairman & President, said: “The ATP World Tour features 62 tour-
naments in 31 countries, showcasing the world’sbest athletes competing in many of the world’s
greatest destinations. We’re delighted to welcome Los Cabos to the ATP World Tour. We
look forward to the inaugural tournament in 2016,and many successful years ahead.”
MEXICO D.F. 2015. // Grupo Pegaso
Paseo de los Tamarindos No. 400 A Piso 31, Bosques de las Lomas,
Delegación Cuajimalpa, C.P. 05120
www.Grupo-Pegaso.com / www.AbiertoMexicanodeTenis.com AbiertoMexicanodeTenis AbiertoTelcel
Press Release // The Abierto Mexicano 250 Los Cabos
ABOUT QUINTA DEL GOLFO
DE CORTEZ GROUP
Was founded by Mexican investors in 1994, andbegan its path in the hotel management industry
with the construction of Hacienda del Mar. Thisrenowned complex was designed by prestigious
architects from the Wimberly Allison Tong & Goofirm and is partially operated by the internation-
ally recognized Starwood. Hacienda del Mar isfound in Cabo del Sol, an exclusive development
in Cabo San Lucas, surrounded by two golfcourses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom
Weiskopf.Using this prior experience, Quinta del Golfo de
Cortez Group (QGC) brings together the best of Los Cabos into Solaz Los Cabos. This new com-
plex represents a commitment to suit guests withan increasing demand for innovation and a high
quality personalized service.
ABOUT SORDO MADALENO ARCHITECTS
A renowned family business that was founded in1937 by Juan Sordo Madaleno and that continues
to grow and succeed into its third generation.Architects Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas and
son, Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro, continuerealizing their firm’s original vision through innate
talent, dedication and the support of their team of professionals.
Sordo Madaleno Architects has numerousawards and iconic designs under their belt, such
as the Palacio de Hierro in Monterrey, the CRIT in Tampico, and the Hotel Auberge in Cozumel.
More coming soon with tickets to buy and updated information on players.