The full entry list for the Mexican Open in Acapulco will be out on 15th January 2018, but most of the field has been already revealed. Interviewed by El Sol Tijuana, tournament director Raul Zurutuza spoke about the chances of getting even more top players there, including Novak Djokovic, who took a wildcard to play the tournament in 2017.
'We don't know anything about Novak,' Zurutuza said. 'We will leave the wild card option open for him. He didn't say anything about his schedule, so we have to wait what happens.
He left our country being very happy, and I think that we would be very happy if he comes. It's always important to attract this kind of players, but we have to give value to the fact that Nadal, the world no.
1, will come. People think of these as very easy, but it's not like this.' About the chances to have more number of better-ranked players - there were rumors about Garbine Muguruza going there - he said: 'There is a half-way chance.
We have a contract with Venus Williams and that's our bet. She (Muguruza) will be in Monterrey, but which is played a month-and-a-half after us.' He doesn't give up his hopes about Roger Federer playing there: 'It's one of our unaccomplished goals.
We negotiated, insisted and I hope one day we will have him play here. But if we can't do so, it doesn't change anything. Without him, we have had very good years. And without any disrespect, it's his loss.' Acapulco is played in the same week as the Dubai Open, with whom Federer has a lifetime contract and which, too, attracts many top players every year.