Acapulco is playing host to the 21st Annual Mexican Tennis Open from February 24 to March 1. The recently announced line-up includes tennis celebrities Andy Murray, David Ferrer and John Isner, among others.
This year's event will feature hard courts for the first time at the Fairmont Acapulco Princess hotel in the destinations renowned Diamante Zone, and will be part of the renowned ATP "Hot Tour" which includes stops in Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami. The 2014 Mexican Tennis Open will also feature the latest in hawk-eye technology, a complex computer system used to visually track the ball's trajectory and as a technological means of adjudication.
"We are honored to host the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco and welcome players, sponsors and fans from throughout Mexico and beyond to our piece of paradise along the Pacific," said Angel Aguirre Rivero, Governor of the State of Guerrero. "This tournament is considered the most important in Latin America and we thrilled to showcase destination within the international spotlight. We hope the players and spectators take the opportunity to explore Acapulco during their time here and enjoy our celebrated cuisine, beaches, hotels and nightlife throughout the week's festivities."
The destination recently hosted the Mexican Gymnastics Open in November, which featured international athletes from Russia, China, Japan, USA, Brazil, Spain, among many others. Gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci and other Olympic champions attended this year's event.