This year’s Los Cabos’ Open left a great smile of satisfaction on all the audience, athletes, sponsors and organizers. Some challenges had to be overcome, such as setting a new tennis facility for this important event, having the same dates as the Río de Janeiro Olympics, and even enduring a tropical storm that cancelled its first day of activities.
There was a positive response from the players, and there were eight of the top 47 players participating, something not common for an ATP 250 series. This granted the opportunity to enjoy spectacular matches, each displaying amazing velocity serves and great playing technique.
The players, of course, enjoyed Los Cabos’ beauties through activities like the zip line down San Jose del Cabo canyon, SCUBA diving exploring the depths of the Sea of Cortes, and even a mini tennis tournament aboard a yatch with the famous Los Cabos’ Arch as the backdrop.
There was a great atmosphere on the court thanks to the audience cheering at their favorites point after point. There was a rush of adrenaline in every match; the players gave their best, really proving that they are top in the world.
In this first ATP tournament, the winner in the singles competition was the Croatian Ivo Karlovic, defeating the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez by two sets 7-6 and 6-2. The winners in the doubles competition were the Hindus Purjav Raja and Rajiv Sharan, beating by 7-6 and 6-2 the Israeli-British duo formed by Jonathan Erlich and Ken Skupski.
The Esperanza Auberge Resort was host to the players’ welcoming cocktail, where they could enjoy luxury, modernity and a taste of Mexico.
The spectacular closing party at one of the destination’s iconic restaurant, the Pitahayas, located at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar, was another demonstration of the sophisticated nightlife that Los Cabos has to offer.