ATP 500 Acapulco, outdoor hard-courts (26 February-3 March 2018): in the last years the Mexican tournament, thanks to the transition from clay to hard in 2014, improved its field by far, which will be much better than Dubai.
The main star will be the world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who is making his fourth appearance in Acapulco after winning 2005 and 2013 titles and reaching 2017 final. Last year it was Sam Querrey to deny the trophy to the Spaniard.
Many big players entered: Alexander Zverev, last year's semifinalist Marin Cilic, the 2016 winner Dominic Thiem, 2015 winner David Ferrer, Juan Martin del Potro, Denis Shapovalov and Kei Nishikori.
Also, Nick Kyrgios will be in the spotlight: the Australian reached the semifinals last year after beating Novak Djokovic. The Serbian may ask for a wildcard for the second year in a row, the director Raul Zurutuza is open for it.
The world No. 58 Hyeon Chung is the last player to make it into the main draw, while Nikoloz Basilashvili is the first alternate. Here below full entry list:
ATP 250 Sao Paulo, outdoor clay-courts (26 February-3 March 2018): the Brazilian tournament doesn't feature any top 20 player at the moment. The defending finalist Albert Ramos is the first seed so far. Fabio Fognini, who reached semifinals in this event when it was played in Costa do Sauipe in 2008, will try to earn an important amount of points before Indian Wells and Miami where in 2017 he reached fourth round and semifinals. Pablo Cuevas will bid to win his fourth title in a row. Among favourites to win the tournament, also Gael Monfils who will play in Quito, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro too in February. The 2014 champion Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella, Leonardo Mayer, Jiri Vesely to play. Marco Cecchinato is the last player to make it into the main draw, Nikoloz Basilashvili is the first alternate: