the russian Daniel Medvedevnumber one in the world ranking, and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (9/ATP) were confirmed on Tuesday to participate in the Los Cabos Tennis Open-2022, which will be played from August 1 to 6 in the resort of Los Cabos (northwestern Mexico).
“This year we will have the number 1 in the world. It is easy to say, but it is not: today we have the Daniel Medvedev, who will be in that position for a while. Having him is a compliment in this sixth edition of the tournament”, said José Anthony Fernandezgeneral director of the tournament at the press conference for the presentation of players.
This will be the second visit that Medvedev will make to Mexico this year, since in February he participated in the Mexican Open which is played in Acapulco, a tournament in which he reached the semifinals.
Last March, Medvedev would have returned to Mexico to face his compatriot Andrey Rublev in an exhibition match in Mexico City, but the event was canceled due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
In the presentation of players for the Los Cabos Open, Jose Antonio Fernandez He pointed out that “six years ago we started this event and the firm intention was to be able to bring a top ten player, but we will not have just one but two”.
the second player ATP confirmed is canadian Auger-Aliassime who is in the best position in the ranking of his career.
Among the confirmed players are three who have already won the tournament: the Italian Fabio Fognini (current 63/ATP) in 2018, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (15/ATP) in 2019, and the defending British champion Cameron Norrie (12/ATP). ) in 2021.
The Los Cabos Open It is an ATP 250 category tournament that has been played since 2016 on hard courts and distributes a purse of 873,000 dollars in prizes.