Loaded Mexican Open with Djokovic, Nadal, More; Previews
by Staff | February 26th, 2017, 11:37 pm
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ABIERTO MEXICANO TELCEL
Acapulco, Mexico; surface: hard


Men’s Seeds:
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, David Goffin, Nick Kyrgios, Jack Sock, John Isner

Men’s Floaters: Martin Klizan, Juan Martin del Potro, Donald Young, Gilles Simon, Kyle Edmund, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Mischa Zverev

Men’s Notes: Holy cow, a rockin’ seeded field, and even more floaters…First round looks for (1) Djokovic after a long layoff vs. the dangerous Klizan (winner to likely meet Del Potro), (4) Thiem vs. the backboard Simon, (5) Goffin 2nd. rd. vs. the Edmund-Querrey winner, (8) Isner vs. his American compatriot Johnson, (3) Cilic vs. the unpredictable (WC) Dolgopolov, and (2) Nadal vs. the streaking older Zverev…Ivo Karlovic, Milos Raonic and Alexander Zverev withdrew from the field…Wildcards were awarded to Djokovic, Dolgopolov, American Ernesto Escobedo, and Mexico’s Lucas Gomez…Former champs since the event has been held on hardcourts are Thiem, who last year beat Bernard Tomic in the final.

Women’s Seeds: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Kristina Mladenovic, Jelena Ostapenko, Monica Puig, Christina McHale, Eugenie Bouchard, Lesia Tsurenko, Andrea Petkovic

Women’s Floaters: Belinda Bencic

Women’s Notes: Only one Top 30 player in the field…A lot of “B-” and “C”-level players in the field, but not a lot of threats to the seeds besides (1) Lucic-Baroni vs. Bencic…Pulling from the field were Sara Errani, Viktorija Golubic, Monica Niculescu, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova…Wildcards were awarded to Slovakia veteran Daniela Hantuchova and Mexico’s Renata Zarazua…Sloane Stephens beat Dominika Cibulkova in last year’s final, neither of which showed this year…No former champs are in the field.


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36 Comments for Loaded Mexican Open with Djokovic, Nadal, More; Previews

AndyMira Says:

Oh God!Mexican Open sure is loaded indeed!!And very possibly 2nd round match Nole/DelPo is a mouth watering prospect!Can’t wait for that match…it’s sure promised a very high level and quality tennis from those 2 giant!!Bring it on guys!!


AndyMira Says:

@Amit…You’re interested in joining tennis challenge?C’mon!join me and other’s to make a pick in the coming tourney…although i don’t know whether u have time for Dubai…it’s only got 1 hour left..[oh!it's a shame because Rog and Andy play there]..but,if you’re interested,there’s still time to make a pick for Acapulco..there’s still 13 hours left…C’mon Amit,join me..it’s fun..and if you’re interested,this is the link for u to register okay?

http://www.tennisdrawchallenge.com/


Chrisford1 Says:

Tiafoe? Only a shrug to Team Djokovic. Del Potro, on the other hand, rates a “Oh, noooo! for the Serb speakers in the locker room.
Klizan 1st round as well?
Somebody buy Novak a plate of carne asada, fast!


Amit Says:

OK dear AndyMira: lemme check it.. The draw challenge! Lol :p


Amit Says:

AndyMira: I registered and picked up Djokovic vs Nadal final with Djokovic as winner.. That’s as per my mind.. Mind says Djokovic but heart says Rafa/Delpo!! 😊😊😊


AndyMira Says:

@Amit…You registered already?YAY!!!!…You’re awesome!!!..Which group you join Amit?I forgot to tell you that mine is jalep wildguess…Btw…Nole for Acapulco winner?Smart and sensible picked!he he…Mine is RAFA!!!…Clearly that is my heart and my kneecap that made a pick Amit!!He he…so far they did a brilliant job in my Dubai bracket by KO’d me in in my 3 early matches!He he he…

Oh btw Amit…for next time tournament,please join me in jalep wildguess…it must be fun to have u in our group!!Wooohooo!!


jalep Says:

Here’s the Groups to browse, select, and join, Amit
http://www.tennisdrawchallenge.com/group/list

Welcome to jalep_wildguess – right now it’s an exclusive group of 7. Come join — we’ll have 8 🙂


jalep Says:

Are you in sales and marketing, Andi Mira? 😊
salamat Malam…
see you later.


jalep Says:

opps. I think that’s the wrong spelling AM. should be:
selamat Malam


AndyMira Says:

@j…Selamat malam my friend from across the pond!!
Btw…sales and marketing?Hehe..yeah!..


Van Persie Says:

Looks like many Mexicans are very happy to see Djoko in Acapulco :)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/djokovic-acapulco-2017-preview


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

Maybe they are going to wake him up and realize that he is letting himself down and his fans too, he was taken by surprise, he was visibly moved and it was more than few hundreds people, you can see video in this link, even I had goose bumps:

http://www.rts.rs/page/sport/sr/story/38/tenis/2646782/u-meksiku-novak-kao-pred-svojom-publikom.html


Van Persie Says:

Thank you for the link, WB.
Impressive, indeed.
I also hope, that Nole wakes up and gives his best there. I also read, that the prizes for the tickets went higher, due to his presence there. Would be a shame, if he would lose in the 1st round…

http://www.tennisworldusa.org/news/news/Novak_Djokovic/41098/tickets-price-goes-higher-than-ever-at-acapulco-after-djokovic-s-announcement/


Wog Boy Says:

VP,

Vajda might have few words with Martin, at the end of the day they are both Slovakians;)


Van Persie Says:

WB,

:)

I have the feeling, that “Anti Nole articles” from the last years had some side effects :) My boyfriend told me once, that he has the feeling, Nole might get much popularity due to those articles…


Wog Boy Says:

I don’t know VP, from my experience on internet and here (we have nice SA community) Nole always had decent fan base in Latin America, he is loved in Asia, decent fan base in India and Australia, loved in Italy and Eastern Europe (including Russia) and not so much loved (understatement) in UK, USA and partly France, if I am Nole I would be more than happy with that, wouldn’t you?


Wog Boy Says:

Of course, media moguls are based in …?;) Therefore…?;)


Van Persie Says:

WB,

Agree with you. Nole was already appreciated and loved in the parts mentioned by you, but also think some article, meant to put him down, had some side effects. I am an example as I have to admit I was not a such big Nole fan in 2008, but I was glad when he got his first slam at AO. I was never a Rafa fan, but I always rooted for RAfa , when he played against Roger. I was very surprised by Nole, when he had the amazing year 2011, but I “fell in love” with him during his final at the AO 2012 and I was always angry, because I felt the media was not always on his side.


Wog Boy Says:

Agree VP.


sinha71 Says:

The media is never on the side of anyone that threatens The Anointed One so he should (and did) wear it as a badge of honour but, over time, it’s had an impact.

I miss the old Nole too. I think it is way too early to write him off but he needs to be hungry again like he was before he won the French and the Grand Slam.


Chrisford1 Says:

When Rafa and Novak did their fall 2013 Exo Tour in Chile and Argentina, the popularity of Rafa, who I think is #1 among fans in Latin America, was not a surprise. But Novak was wildly popular all along their venue and it shouldn’t be surprising when you think about it. He plays with Italian/Latin passion, always shows Latin players friendliness and respect. He advocates for the World Championships to be moved to Latin America. Delpo and Fed are tied for 3rd. Juan would be #1 but for the long times away with injury. It was very appreciated in Chile that the two best players in 2013 also encompassed as an integral part of the Exo being a tribute tour to retiring Chilean star Fernando Gonzales and Argentinian.

Latin America deserves more pro tennis given fan support. The WTF after they finally move on from London, or a Masters 1000


skeezer Says:

“The media is never on the side of anyone that threatens The Anointed One…”
Crock.


Berghain Says:

VP Nice to see you! oh god hardly have time for tx these days. You good? Just cause Fed won does not give you an excuse to dissapear ;)

WB next time I catch you online I have a question for the off topic thread – concerning my x Serbian GF that Im back in touch with. Might need some advice there :P. Still seeing hearts so Im in deep doo doo.


Van Persie Says:

Haha Berghain,

Well, I told you about my mother last year. I had to solve some papeer issues regarding heritage…a lot of stress. Now it’s done.

P.S. This is also Nole’s thread and Djoko fans have no problems with off topic issues. They love diversity. You can ask WB here whatever you want :)


Berghain Says:

Oh ja, hab ich total vergessen – tut mir leid.
Hope it all went ok.

Oh where to start. Met her In Berlin with her friend. We were all wasted at chale, they were both on x. Anyway we partied togehter for 3 days and we fell in love. She would fly up and visit me often after that. Along the way something went a little wrong. She was such a pot head, would light up all day haha. Im also trying to get away from the techno culture but she has gone extreme. Back to church and will never smoke again and stuff like that which is fine. First it was like never again between us, now we are writting and Ive been missing her. Wrote her friday after I had a dream and was so happy she replied. Now the question is how do I get her back. I dont wanto lie to her either. Shes 22 and im 28. She is so amazing. I make the mistake always of trying to hard. I do know a future with her means no techno, no anyting unhealthy which I can sacrafice – but I need her intrest back 100 perecent. OMFG so off topic should of wrote in german. Hands in front of my eyes.


Berghain Says:

Maybe I should add she comes from a very serbian old school culture. She can be wild but also hard as nails.


Van Persie Says:

Berghain,

Danke fuer die Frage. Alles gut bei mir jetzt.

Regarding your problem, WB will have some good advice, am sure ;)


Berghain Says:

lol VP. I think I know all the answers. No chance!

Ja, Kopf hoch :*


Wog Boy Says:

Hi Berghain,
I don’t know if I am right person for that kind of advice, it is similar as if you asked Becker for that kind of advice;)
I can give you few tips though, first, if yiu are techno lover I would leave you too:) if she is back to church she was born in there is still hope, but if she went to one of those door knocker, new born Christian, forget about her, they are brain washed people. Our church is anything but conservative, very liberal, you shouldn’t worry at all, priests are just tradesmen who are doing weddings, christening, funerals and little bit of preaching on sunday and yes, chasing other parishioners wifes in a free time, that is in job description:)
On a serious note, we are pretty stubborn prople, but right word gets you anywhere you want, you just have to find that word, if she loves you she will be with you, just don’t go against her family, that is a big turn off and if she invites you home, have a brandy with her father, but don’t get drunk and don’t push the things, soon or later they will come your way. I hope this helps, good luck my friend.


Amit Says:

Like the off-topic talk here, much needed talk concerning food will further make up my mood!! :D


Wog Boy Says:

Ok Amit, this is the latest from AlmazanKitchen, just came out on You Tube few minutes ago:

https://youtu.be/V7C3ZdTaG50


Wog Boy Says:

^^^ what a life these two dudes have, I wish I was there.


Wog Boy Says:

And this is for Berghain, to get to know us better, when we party we party hard, this is what I want on my death bed, nice, curve, dark hair, fiery and above all natural and uninhabitable, time for bed Berghain;)

https://youtu.be/89XBTPAAZuI


Berghain Says:

oh wg thank you so much for your words. Id love to know what the words are that I should say. Sometimes I wish I lived in the age of letters! so easy to send off a whatsapp and regret it moments later.

‘but don’t get drunk and don’t push the things, soon or later they will come your way. I hope this helps, good luck my friend’

Best advice but so difficult to follow. I am just a pushy person by nature and If I want something I must have it emmediately!
I already wrote her ‘Marina’ so much! Big mistake – I know keep it cool be patient. :. Dont know if I have it in me to play that game – I hate it. I know she was always wearing a cross and has always been faithfull. So I dont think born again type of person. Still I must prove I have changed, not so sure I have but I think I love her. Achhh im so confused!


Berghain Says:

and thx for the vid, she was always trying to teach me how to dance. I hate this new age thing where you show a woman love and it shows weakness. I think its dumb. I heard woman like the most being egnored and being taken to dinner :( tsss.


Berghain Says:

haha btw I myself have had about 5 Hefe-Weissbier Tonight so my english is a bit more german than normal :P

Now WG if you could just give me the secrete recipe to get her back into my bed I will sleep like a troll. :)

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