Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov Scheduled to Return in Acapulco

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Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov Scheduled to Return in Acapulco

31 year old Alexandr Dolgopolov is scheduled to make his comeback to the professional tennis circuit at the ATP event in Acapulco, which takes place at the end of February, according to The TimesHub website. The report says that Dolgopolov has resumed training and is expected to be ready for the event in Acapulco.

He was scheduled to play in the Australian Open tournament and the ATP event in Doha but had to withdraw from the same due to his most recent health setback. He will use his protected ranking to enter the tournament. The Ukrainian most recently underwent surgery on his left leg at the end of the 2019 season.

The Ukrainian has won three ATP titles in his career from nine finals and his best performance at the Grand Slams was in 2011 when he reached the quarter-finals at the 2011 Australian Open. He peaked at No. 13 in the rankings in 2012.

The Ukrainian has had several issues with his health and injuries over the past few years which have not enabled him to reach his full potential on the tour. The tournament in Acapulco will be held from 24th February to 29th February.

The event is played on outdoor hard courts. It was played on outdoor red clay courts until 2013. The change to hard courts was introduced in 2014 to serve as a lead-up to the Masters Series event in Indian Wells. It is a combined ATP-WTA event. On the ATP Tour, it is part of the ATP 500 series while on the WTA Tour, it is part of the WTA International Series.