Top four seeds await opponent
Mexico’s Rodrigo Pacheco could face world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev in the second round.
Los Cabos, July 30th, 2022.- In a ceremony hosted by Geoffrey Fernandez, Director of the Mifel Tennis Open, the main draw of the 6th edition of the ATP 250 tournament was held. The top seeds already know their possible opponents and must plan their strategies in search for this editions title.
World No. 1, Russian Daniil Medvedev, and the second seed, Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime (No. 9), both debutants in Los Cabos, are placed on opposite sides of the draw and could face each other if they advance of course to the final. Both are waiting their opponents for the second round.
Cameron Norrie (No. 13), current champion, will face the winner of the match between Chun-Hsin Tseng (No. 87) and a player who advances from the qualifiers. The British stands in the bottom part of the draw, allowing a possible clash later on in the tournament against Felix Auger-Aliassime who looks to defend his crown.
The Serbian, Miomir Kecmanovic (No. 33) became the fourth seed of the current edition and sits on the upper part of the draw where he awaits an opponent.
One of the most interesting duels of the first round will the one between the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis (No. 69) and the Spanish, Fernando Verdasco (No. 124). While his compatriot Feliciano López (No. 267) (a people´s favorite), was one of the 3 players to receive an invitation to participate in the main draw and will have to face the Moldavian, Radu Albot (No. 114). The Spaniard was a finalist in the first edition of the tournament (2016) and in 2017 reached the quarterfinals.
The Mexican, Alejandro Hernández (No. 531), who also received another wild card by the Tournament organizers was placed at the bottom of the draw and will play the Australian, John Millman (No. 81) where he´ll find a tougher challenger. While Rodrigo Pacheco (No. 1582), whom also received an invitation to debut in a main draw of an ATP tour tournament will have the challenge of facing the Frenchman, Quentin Halys (No. 74) while being in the most important moment of his young career.
“I’m very excited to participate, keeping calm is a bit difficult, but I always try to think about what I have to do for the next point so I don’t get distracted. I would love to play against the No. 1 and see what I’m made of,” stated the young Mexican who will also participate in the doubles category and in case he advances, could make his dream come true, and face the worlds No. 1, Daniil Medvedev.
The young American Brandon Nakashima (No. 56) will face the player who advances from the qualifying round. While Fabio Fognini (No. 54), 2018`s champion edition and 5th seed, will look to surprise again but first must defeat the Lithuanian, Ricardas Berankis (No. 102).
After the draw, Geoffrey Fernández, Director of the Mifel Tennis Open highlighted “We have a great set of players, while adding the fact of their newest facilities.” It´s a sensational scenario. It´s one of the best destinations in the country for many events as well. Two years without any crowds due to the pandemic, and this year without a doubt can expect new things at the venue. We are looking forward to this edition and we are grateful to the media for joining us”.
The main draw activity of the Mifel Open starts this Monday, August the 1st, ending at 6 pm local time
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