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The Main Draw of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 is all set


It’s time to get excited. The Main Draw of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 is ready and, this Monday, the activity will begin with high-level matches to premiere the new venue in Cabo Sports Complex (CSC).

This Saturday, the Main Draw ceremony began and was led by the tournament’s director, José Antonio Fernández, the Supervisor of the Association of Professional Tennis (ATP), Ali Nili and the ATP Tour Manager, Pablo Juárez, who started the tournament that will be held in Los Cabos from July 19th to 24th.

“It is a pleasure for us to be able to host this edition, it has been long months and years of work after suspending the 2020 edition, but we are happy and excited to debut in our new home. Three tournaments (Umag, Gstaad and the Olympic Games) are played this week, and yet the tournament is looking very good, so we are very grateful to all the people and authorities who have been able to do this,” Fernández said.

The fifth edition consists of a 28 players draw, in the singles category with the British Cameron Norrie (1) and the Americans John Isner (2), Taylor Fritz (3) and Sam Querrey (4) as the first seeds, which guarantees their debut starting in the Second Round. The remaining four seeds are the Australian Jordan Thompson (5), the American Steve Johnson (6), the Italian Andreas Seppi (7) and the American Mackenzie McDonald (8).

“This year I want to mention that 30% of the draw comes from the United States with players who are going through good times in their careers, for example, Cameron Norrie. Today we begin with the qualification in order to know the four player that will enter the main draw,” explained the executive.

The Organization Committee announced that the three Wild Cards were awarded to outstanding players on the circuit, for example the first champion of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel the Croatian Ivo Karlovic, who will debut against Jordan Thompson (AUS); the 2017 singles finalist and 2018 doubles finalist, the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, will play against Denis Kudla (USA), as well as Gerardo Lopez (MEX), who arrives today, as the best Mexican racket, on the eve of his debut against Steve Johnson (USA).

The draw ended with outstanding matches for the First Round, as the one between the Austrians Jurij Rodionov and Sebastian Ofner; the American duel of two young talents: Brandon Nakashima and J.J Wolf; as well as the experienced Andreas Seppi (ITA) and Alex Bolt (AUS).

In addition, the Swede Elias Ymer, the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez, the American Mackenzie McDonald and the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) will wait for their respective rivals coming from the Qualy, which will be held between Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, the ATP Supervisor, Ali Nili, highlighted the impact that the Cabo Sports Complex (CBS) will have on the professional circuit from its premiere this year.

“It’s amazing, Los Cabos is one of the tour’s favorite destinations, the new facilities are amazing, so thinking about this in the future it will be surely have an excellent result. It’s a pleasure to be here,” he said.

Since the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the tournament returns stronger for the premiere of its new home. The Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 seeks a champion.

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The accreditation of national and international media must be carried out through the website
starting July 5ht until the 26th 2022. Under no circumstances media applications will be received
after the mentioned date, no exceptions allowed.

All aplications for national and international media must meet the following requirements by Mextenis:


  • The journalist, photographer or cámara crew selected to cover the event by each media must complete the application form.
  • Accreditation requests will only be considered if they were issued through the official web site.
  • As part of the process, the director or editor of each media, must submit a letterhead (membrated letter) providing name (full descrption if posible) of the journalist, photographer and/or camera crew that will participate in the event coverage. Also, a full media kit must be attached (media presentation).
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  • No application will be considered complete until the letterhead (membrated letter) from the director or editor has been received. Please attach your application with your assignment letter

Once you have pre-registered online, you will receive an email confirmation with the information (address, schedules & days) and any other information to collect your accreditation. You must present an official identification (ID) (Passport, Driver´s licence, other) to pick up.


1. Websites

Any websites associated with any other print media, television or radio that had previously requested an accreditation, may be approved as long as they meet the necessary requirements.

A maximum of one (1) web journalist without a photographer may be accredited. The website (imagenshop.com) will be avialable, where you may have access to download any graphic and audiovisual content, during and after the event. This material can be downloaded for free and will be available for all.

The applicant must present the last 2 years of audited traffic data (identified as unique IP addresses per year).

2. Radio

Only one (1) reporter will be credited.

3. Televisión

All television networks that wish to be credited must follow these rules:

  • ESPN has all the exclusive rights to the broadcast of all games during the event
  • No TV or online media can record any images of any match(es) inside the main Stadium, the Grand Stand or alternate courts.
  • The use of any images will only be allowed to be used for any event on short summaries (News Access) and by no means can be sold for any commercial purposes either.
  • In any case the use of any material cannot exceed 2 minutes per day per event and may only be used 48 hours after the production of such material.
  • In the event that any TV or online media wishes to use images of the event, the only material authorized is the one put out by ESPN. With no exceptions.
  • No media present at the event will be able to do LIVE STREAMINGS inside the main Stadium, Grand Stand or any court thru the use of professional cameras, tablets, cell phones and/or any electronic device.
  • All photographers, reporters and camera crew must be fully identified with the accreditation of the event and must visibly wear it at all times, this rule also applies for the numbered jacket or vest, to be allowed inside the main stadium, Grand Stand and any court.

4. Printed Media

Only (1) reporter and (1) photographer will be credited.

5. Agencies

Only (1)reporter and (1) photographer will be credited.


Once your registration is successfully completed, you will receive a confirmation email statting that all the aplication and data was correctly collected and is on the approval process.

Each application is managed personally, so there is no estimated time for the response to each of them.

If your application is approved, you will receive an email with a PRE-REGISTRATION CODE (this code is personal and non-transferable), it has a particular access and must match with the name of the application.

This code must be entered into the link that you will receive with your confirmation email to be able to finish the registration process and thus receive your letter of approved accreditation, indicating the date, place and schedule in which you will have to collect your accreditation.

Accreditations will not be delivered outside the indicated date. You must be on time. A strict control is taking place.

Press Room

The Press Room will be operating from Saturday, July 30th from 11:00 a.m. until August 6th, (90
minutes after the closure of the event).

The press room ammenities:

  • WIFI service
  • Work stations
  • Printers
  • TV Screens with CCTV
  • Continuous coffee break

Inside the press room, the jackets /vests for photographers and Cameramen or crew will be given away.

There will be a website available (www.abiertoloscabos.com) for both credited media as non-credited to be able to download content, graphic and audiovisual material before, during and after the event. All available material will be free for all media.


  • All media representatives (reporters, photographers and camara crew) are responsible for carrying their accreditation and must be visible at all time during the event.
  • An accreditation only grants access to the spaces and schedules limited by the event as indicated in the accreditation itself.
  • It is strictly forbiden to ask for any autograph or take any personal photographs inside the event facilities and any duration of it. Any person seen infringing this rule will be automatically expelled from the event.
  • All graphic reporters must wear a jacket/vest with the legend PRESS, to be able to stay inside the corridor of photographers in the stadium and all other courts. The jacket/vest will be delivered exclusively inside the press room.
  • Inside the stadium (stands), photographers and camera crew may only stay in the indicated spot/área designated for them. There will be only one access for entry and exit, that will be announced inside the press room, and will only have a certain time and place determined so that other media may also take their photos.
  • It is strictly prohibited the use of drones as well as live broadcasts during the matches that take place during the event and all other areas of the complex. Any media or person not credited who is caught or surprised using a drone or is transmitting live will be expelled and banned to participate in any future events (Television, Web, Social Networks).
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  • It is strictly forbidden to introduce any sort of alcoholic beverages into the event or working facilities.
  • Any violation of this regulation will be eligible to the permanente banning and withdrawl of the accreditation, taking place inmediately.

Organizing Committee

América Jiménez