Rafael Nadal is the undisputed star of the "Abierto Mexicano de Tenis", which started on Monday in Acapulco at the beautiful complex "Princess Mundo Imperial" The Iberian has won two editions of the tournament: in 2005, one of his very first successes, and in 2013, the last time on clay for the Mexican event, went to hard court from 2014.
Nadal also reached the final in 2017, surprisingly defeated from the power and service of the American Sam Querrey. Last year he was defeated by Nick Kyrgios in a spectacular and amazing match, with the Aussie talent capable of canceling match points and overcome the strong rival, coming to win the title in the final on Sasha Zverev.
Nadal boasts 15 wins and only 2 defeats in Acapulco, reaching the final either winning the tournament in three of his four appearances. In the 2020 edition, Rafa will go hunting for the first title of the year, which would bring him to the 17th year in a row with at least one success on the ATP tour.
Before the start of the tournament, the 19-time Grand Slam champion revealed an interesting story about his 2005 win in Acapulco: “So that year, who knows why we decided to go partying after the final. Next day, we had to take a flight, because I had to go to the Davis Cup to Slovakia.
For some reason, we decided to drive from here to CDMX. There the traffic was horrible and we were very late. We almost lost the flight and when we left the car, we were in a hurry without thinking. So we left the trophy there and never found it”.