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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