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Rafa Nadal returns in Acapulco: the best in history is looking for his fourth 'pear'

After his success on the Australian tour, Rafa Nadal reappears this week on the circuit to play the Mexican Tennis Open – from February 21 to 26, an ATP 500 category tournament that will feature a spectacular lineup. In addition to the champion of the Australian Open 2022, tennis players of the stature of Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas or Matteo Berrettini , among others, will meet. The Spaniard is looking for his fourth title in Acapulco, a curious pear-shaped trophy, and if he won it, he would tie with David Ferrer and Thomas Muster as the greatest historical winners.

Rafa Nadal will finally play the Mexican Tennis Open . The Spanish tennis player had left his presence in Acapulco up in the air after winning the Australian Open, waiting to see how his body reacted after three intense weeks of competition. The recovery has been favorable and Nadal himself has been the one who confirmed a few days ago that he would compete on the hard court of Acapulco by sharing a video on his social networks already on Mexican soil.

It will be Rafa Nadal’s sixth participation in Acapulco , a tournament that he has already won three times, the most recent in 2020, in his last presence on Mexican soil. The Spaniard will fight for the third title this season after winning the ATP 250 in Melbourne and the Australian Open. If he managed to win the trophy, he would equal the record of Thomas Muster and David Ferrer, with four pear-shaped titles in their showcases.

Big billboard in Acapulco

In this edition of the Mexican tournament there are several novelties, as the Mexican Open opens a venue in one of the most privileged areas of Acapulco. The surface on which it is played is the hard court, as it was in 2020, the year in which Nadal beat Taylor Fritz in the final. The previous editions in which the Balearic Islands had been proclaimed champion, 2005 and 2013, were played on clay; although he also reached the final on hard court in 2017.

The Mexican Tennis Open has a spectacular poster, quite a luxury for an ATP 500 category tournament, with the presence of up to five players in the top 10: Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tistispas, Rafa Nadal and Matteo Berrettini . The draw for the final table of Acapulco will be held this Saturday, at which time the eventual path of the Balearic Islands will be known.

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