The danish Holger Runefourth in the men's world ranking, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (5), the Norwegian Casper Ruud (9) and the German Alexander Zverev (10) head the draw of the ATP 250 tournament in Los Cabos in 2024which will be played from February 19 to 24, was announced on Tuesday.
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For the first time in history we will have four players in the top 10, one of them is Holger Rune who is ranked 4th in the world. Having four top ten players is something unique in the 39 tournaments of the ATP 250 category," said José Antonio Fernández, tournament director, at a press conference.
He Los Cabos tournament will have the presence of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipaswhich won the contest this year, on August 5.
Fernandez too announced that the Los Cabos tournament will be played for the first time in February (previously it was held between July and August), the week prior to the Mexican Open (ATP 500) to be played in Acapulco from February 26 to March 2.
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According to the manager, this 'back to back' programming of the Los Cabos and Acapulco tournaments obeys "the ATP's intention to have a slightly more compact tour".
A advantage of scheduling the Los Cabos tournament in the winter is that It will be played with temperatures that will range between 18 and 24 degrees Celsiussince during the summer the town, located in the northwest of Mexico, has temperatures above 30 degrees.
A technological novelty that the tournament will have will be the early implementation of the Electronic Line Calling Live review system (ELC Live), ordered by the ATP to make the matches more dynamic.
Starting in 2025, all tournaments on the tour, the 250, 500 and 1000, are required to have this system, this means that there will no longer be line judges. We, starting in 2024, both in Los Cabos and Acapulco, will implement this system, moving forward one year," Fernández revealed.
He Los Cabos tournament has been played since 2016 on hard surface courts and distributes 873 thousand dollars in prizesthe fourth best bag of the ATP 250 behind Doha, Kuala Lumpur and St. Petersburg.
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