After a week of high-level tennis and with an organization that is always looking for the highest quality standards, the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 comes to an end after successfully overcoming the challenges involved in hosting this ATP 250 tournament.
The director of the tournament, José Antonio Fernández, spoke about what it meant to hold this top-level sporting event in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. This particular edition will be remembered for the challenges it lived, such as the premiere of the new venue, the Covid-19 pandemic, the absence of fans and direct competition with other tournaments around the world.
“It has been hours, months and two years of work by the entire staff with a new format in which we not only adapt to the pandemic with an event without an audience, but also to a new house to which we had to understand the new operation. This venue came to stay,” he said.
With the satisfaction that the comments have been very positive about the new venue, and with the firm conviction to continue working to finish detailing the venue, the Tournament Director explained the concept and the projection that Cabo Sports Complex (CSC) will have.
“We’ve had great feedback from players, media and the ATP about our new home. This year we used the Grandstand Caliente.mx as our stadium, but next year we will build a stadium with a capacity of 3,500 people and the entire commercial area with sponsors,” he explained.
“It is an incredible place surrounded by a great architecture, landscapes, lighting and all the detail that was created around this large venue that has given very positive results. It is a great satisfaction to finish the tournament and work in a wonderful place,” Fernández added.
On the sports side, the fifth edition of this tournament, held in Los Cabos, offered high-level tennis and great surprises during the competition, regardless that the event was at the same time as other important competitions.
“The players had four options to choose from: Olympic Games, Umag, Gstaad and Los Cabos. It was difficult to think of important players, but our list of players was very good because it mixed the youth, the experience and there were two former tournament champions. We saw good level of tennis and that always characterizes this tournament,” said the Tournament Director.
During the week emerged the possibility that Los Cabos will have a new champion between Cameron Norrie (GBR) and Brandon Nakashima (USA), for the tournament as for the ATP tour.
In another important news regarding the health emergency, the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 activated the ATC Safety Program in order to have the tournament in viable conditions following the various protocols established such as the use of facemasks, constant antibacterial gel application, sanitization of all areas, constant antigen testing and social distancing, among others.
“The event came at a complicated time because of the third outbreak of the pandemic that is not only in Mexico, but globally, so we strengthen the ATC Safety Program. We have done more than 4,000 antigen tests on all ATP employees, and staff, with practically no cases”.
José Antonio Fernández thanked the sponsors on the event, led by Mifel, for their support and trust, as well as the Government of Baja California Sur, the Ministry of Health and the local City Council for the realization of this contest that reached 79 countries around the five continents.
The Abierto de Tenis Mifel will continue with the intention of establishing itself as one of the best tournaments in the ATP 250 category for the next editions. Next year, the tournament will take place on August 1-6, 2022.
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:
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.
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).
Only one (1) reporter will be credited.
All television networks that wish to be credited must follow these rules:
Only (1) reporter and (1) photographer will be credited.
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.
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).
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.