Acapulco ATP tennis

This is my first visit to the wonderfully well organized and thoroughly enjoyable Acapulco Tennis Tournament. I give great credit to Raul Zurutuza for pulling it altogether: no mean feat (as anyone with any experience of organizing a tournament will understand).

The venue at Fairmont Princess sitting on the shores of the glittering blue waters of the Pacific Ocean is enticing. The weather enviable, sunny without a raindrop in sight!

The new hard courts provide a surface with a true bounce! Why would anyone want to play on clay? These new courts are equal to any world class tennis centre.

This tournament has been a  tennis feast. Andy Murray fighting for his life against the upcoming Dimitrov who is set to be in the top 10 soon and a contender for the coveted number one spot. This young man is a breath of fresh air with precocious talent but a most amiable disposition. As long as he remains injury free I see him as leader of the new tennis guard and may even exceed Roger Federer as a tennis legend.

Tonight he plays in the Final and I predict he will win his second title here in sunny Acapulco, but he has won something more here : the affection of the warm hearted Mexican people.

Go Dimitrov all the way to number 1!



About Charlotte Ortega

I am a family physician and writer.I am an active member of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and I am coordinating this years International Writers Conference to be held in March in association with Los Mangos Library.Winters are spent in Mexico to escape the cold and the summers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am British born but have not lived in the U.K. since 1997. My blog is intended to inform would be travellers and those who view Mexico as a preferred retirement destination on every aspect of living in Mexico, the good and the other...My husband Humberto is Mexican and is a font of knowlege on the diverse cultural and social nuances which exist in this vibrant and colourful country.
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