PUERTO VALLARTA OPEN: THE BEST TENNIS COMES BACK TO THE BAY!
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After 20 years of not hosting an international tennis tournament, one of the most emblematic tourist destinations in Mexico is getting ready to fill with adrenaline with the first edition of the Puerto Vallarta Open. The event, which will be held from April 30 to May 5, is part of the ATP Challenger Tour and will call for great international tennis promises.
“There will be a $ 75,000 bag for the winners of the tournament, in which 32 players will participate in singles and 16 pairs in doubles. The tournament will be held in Parota Park, very close to the hotel headquarters and the boardwalk, and we will have the presence of future stars of professional tennis, as well as exponents of tennis in Mexico” said Javier Romero, president of the Puerto Vallarta Open in an interview for Forbes Life.
In the other hand, he added that the new tennis complex inside Parota Park will open with the Puerto Vallarta Open 2018, an event that will offer points for the ATP world ranking and that will be played on a hard court, and that the idea is to make of this tournament an annual meeting.
“After much effort and teamwork in conjunction with the Puerto Vallarta Trust and the Tourism Secretariat of Jalisco, we managed to be part of the official ATP Challenger Tour calendar with event, which coincides with the celebrations for the centenary of this city. We are sure that Puerto Vallarta has everything to hold an international tennis tournament” added Javier Romero.
It should be noted that two days before the Puerto Vallarta Open 2018, two tournaments will be held: A Mexican tournament that aims to attract professional tennis players looking for a direct pass to the main draw (main draw of the event), and a qualifying tournament such as those they take place in all the professional tournaments of the ATP World Tour and ATP Challenger Tour.
“It is the first stage of a long-term project that aims to position Puerto Vallarta as a great international destination for tennis and other sports” concluded Javier Romero.