The Los Cabos Open previewed this year's edition that will take place for the fourth year in a row on hard courts between the end of July and early August just prior to the Rogers Cup in Canada. Diego Schwartzman and the 2016 finalist Feliciano Lopez committed to the Mexican tournament, and the organizers are in negotiations with the defending champion Fabio Fognini and the defending finalist Juan Martin del Potro.
The Tournament Director Jose Antonio Fernandez, speaking on Friday in Acapulco, said: "We do not count on the Government's support, but we have support from the State. Now we have to find several financial resources and obviously sell more tickets.
Here in Acapulco, they sell out all the tickets a few weeks before, in Los Cabos, we are making an effort and hopefully, it will soon help." Los Cabos will feature a $900,000 prize money, the fourth highest on this tournament's category.
"We are very happy and as satisfied as ever. Over just three years we achieved amazing results. We are committed to keeping growing. We have been in talks with players for months, some of them came to Acapulco and in a few weeks, we will announce them.
The goal is always to bring a top ten player in. If more than one, the better. Also the Next Generation players, a balance between two groups. Los Cabos is a young tournament and so we want to attract the best players o. Tour", he added.
On how the success of the Acapulco Open can help them, he concluded: "It is very useful to us. We have the opportunity to look at them. In the end, the best players came there. Rafa Nadal always tells me amazing things about Los Cabos.
Now having the new hotel will be a special factor. You have no other hotel in the world with these characters. We will definitely keep growing."