Rafael Nadal, the world number one Spaniard, announced his participation in the Mexican Open Tennis, Raul Zurutuza, the tournament director, will celebrate his 25th anniversary in Acapulco from February 26 to March 3 next.
“Rafa returns, a friend from Mexico and the Open, who does not need presentation,” Zurutuza told a press conference to announce the list of participants in the 2018 edition, in which Roger Federer, who is not there, will be absent. an invitation.
In addition to Nadal, the Open champion in 2005 and 2013, the German Alexander Zverev, fourth in the rankings, Croatian Marin Cilic, fifth, Sam Querrey (15) and Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina were also announced.
Dominic Thiem, winner of 2016 and seventh in the world, and David Ferrer of Spain in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, and Nicolás Almagro, winner in 2008 and 2009.
Zurutuza regretted that the negotiation with Federer did not prosper, but said there are current invitations to Serbian Novak Djokovic, number six in the world, and Swiss Stan Wawrinka, ninth.
The women’s competition will have as first favorite the American Venus Williams, who won this tournament in 2009 and 2010.