A few hours before the start of the final table of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel de Acapulco, the Mexican tournament has met the loss of two outstanding tennis players from the ATP circuit: the American Reiily Opelka, who should be Rafa Nadal’s first rival, and the Spanish Carlos Alcaraznew champion of the Rio Tournament.
In a video released by the organization of the Mexican tournament after the dispute in the final in Rio, Alcaraz himself justified his absence in this way due to some discomfort in his elbow. “Hello everyone, I am very happy to have won here in Rio. But lUnfortunately I want to inform you that I will not be able to attend the Acapulco tournament. I already went last year and it was a spectacular tournament so I would have loved to go this year but due to physical problems we will not be able to. We hope that for the 30th Anniversary of the Acapulco Tournament he can physically fight to attend the tournament. A big hug to all”. Alcaraz’s place in the tournament will be occupied by the German Daniel Altmaier, who will face the British Cameron Norrie.
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Rafa Nadal has also seen in the last hours how his rival changed to debut at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel de Acapulco. the spanish tennis player He had to face the slugger Reilly Opelka but the American has given up the tournament at the last minute after falling in the final of the Delray Beach tournament. In this way, Nadal will change his rival in his debut in the Mexican tournament and will face another American tennis player, Denis Kudlanumber 100 in the ranking and with whom Nadal has not yet faced on the ATP circuit.