Mexican Open is a professional tennis tournament played every year on an outdoor hard court. It was played on clay courts until 2014 following which it shifted to outdoor hard court.
The Mexican Open 2021 is the 28th edition of the men’s Mexican Open. The 2021 season took place in Acapulco, Mexico between 15 March 2021 and 20 March 2021. It is one of the thirteen ATP World Tour 500 series tournaments.
The Mexican Open is one of the favourite tournaments of the players and the fans. The event has been honoured as the best tournament by the players in its category on three occasions i.e., 2007, 2017, and 2019. The tournament enjoyed record-breaking attendance in 2019, welcoming more than 55k fans.
The total prize money for the 28th season dropped by 42.90% compared to last year. The prize money offered in Acapulco was $1,053,560, in which the winner of the tournament got $88,940, 76.1% less than previous year. The runner-up received a cheque for $65,760, a 64.9% drop on last year. On the other hand, the losers in the qualifying buck got increased cheque than the previous year. The first-round loser in qualifying received $5,280, which is a 46.7% raise, and the final round qualifying losers got $7,900, which is 21.9% more than last year.
Alexander Zverev won the 28th edition of the Mexican Open by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas. The final match was played on 20 March, 2021 at Acapulco. The crowd witnessed a fantastic match between the world’s number seven and world’s number two players in men’s tennis. Zverev beat Tsitsipas by 6-4 7-3 (3) to win the title. Zverev said that it was an exciting tournament. Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was one of the semi-finalists in the Australian Open, admitted that Zverev was a great player and won in the end.
Thomas Muster and David Ferrer hold the record for winning the highest number of Mexican Open titles with four each. Rafael Nadal won the title three times. He was the defending champion of the Mexican Open but chose not to defend. David Ferrer was also not featured in the tournament. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Diego Schwartzman, Milos Raonic, Grigor Dimitrov, Fabio Foginini, and Cristian Garin were the top 20 ATP players who participated in Mexican Open 2021. The tournament consisted of 32 players.
The men’s double final was played between Marcel Granollers, Horacio Zeballos and Ken Skupski, Neal Skupski on 20 March. These two pairs eliminated Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Rajeev Ram, Joe Salisbury in the semi-finals played on 19 March. Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski won the title of Men’s doubles in the 2021 Mexican Open.
Tennis Sponsorships is the important thing of any tennis tournament. Many top brands sponsor the player and provide them with tennis outfits and rackets. The players get to wear different outfits for different tournaments. Nowadays, players earn more with the deals finalized with the top brands and less from the prize money they get to win. Roger Federer earned a total of $106 million, out of which only 6 million was from the prize money he got from winning tournaments, and the rest from the sponsorship deals.
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