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The Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 exceeds all expectations

  • The fifth edition premiered the new Cabo Sports Complex (CSC) venue
  • The ATC Safety Program was successful
  • On the sports side, Los Cabos will have a new champion
  • The next edition will take place on August 1st through the 6th, 2022

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.

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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).
  • If you are a freelance journalist or photographer, you must provide testimony (portfolio) of your work, in addition to a letterhead (membrated letter) signed by the media company you will be representating and sponsors your work.
  • 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.

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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).
  • No food or drinks may be allowed inside the press premises or grandstands.
  • 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