A two-time champion in Acapulco when the tournament was contested on clay, Rafael Nadal will start his quest for a third Abierto Mexicano Telcel crown (and first on hardcourt) on Tuesday against compatriot Feliciano Lopez.
Rafa only played this year at the Australian Open, where he retired injured from his quarter final against Marin Cilic.
I took a couple of weeks of rest and worked hard on rehabilitation. Last week I started practising hard again. I feel ready.
Date: February 27, 2018
Match time: Not before 8 PM local time / 9 PM EST – New York, Montreal / Wednesday 2 AM GMT – United Kingdom / Wednesday 3 AM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Wednesday 1 PM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa leads the series against Feliciano Lopez 9-4. Feli’s four victories have been on quicker courts and he has won their last two meetings.