The Main Draw of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 is all set – Los Cabos Tennis Open
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The Main Draw of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 is all set


It’s time to get excited. The Main Draw of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 is ready and, this Monday, the activity will begin with high-level matches to premiere the new venue in Cabo Sports Complex (CSC).

This Saturday, the Main Draw ceremony began and was led by the tournament’s director, José Antonio Fernández, the Supervisor of the Association of Professional Tennis (ATP), Ali Nili and the ATP Tour Manager, Pablo Juárez, who started the tournament that will be held in Los Cabos from July 19th to 24th.

“It is a pleasure for us to be able to host this edition, it has been long months and years of work after suspending the 2020 edition, but we are happy and excited to debut in our new home. Three tournaments (Umag, Gstaad and the Olympic Games) are played this week, and yet the tournament is looking very good, so we are very grateful to all the people and authorities who have been able to do this,” Fernández said.

The fifth edition consists of a 28 players draw, in the singles category with the British Cameron Norrie (1) and the Americans John Isner (2), Taylor Fritz (3) and Sam Querrey (4) as the first seeds, which guarantees their debut starting in the Second Round. The remaining four seeds are the Australian Jordan Thompson (5), the American Steve Johnson (6), the Italian Andreas Seppi (7) and the American Mackenzie McDonald (8).

“This year I want to mention that 30% of the draw comes from the United States with players who are going through good times in their careers, for example, Cameron Norrie. Today we begin with the qualification in order to know the four player that will enter the main draw,” explained the executive.

The Organization Committee announced that the three Wild Cards were awarded to outstanding players on the circuit, for example the first champion of the Abierto de Tenis Mifel the Croatian Ivo Karlovic, who will debut against Jordan Thompson (AUS); the 2017 singles finalist and 2018 doubles finalist, the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, will play against Denis Kudla (USA), as well as Gerardo Lopez (MEX), who arrives today, as the best Mexican racket, on the eve of his debut against Steve Johnson (USA).

The draw ended with outstanding matches for the First Round, as the one between the Austrians Jurij Rodionov and Sebastian Ofner; the American duel of two young talents: Brandon Nakashima and J.J Wolf; as well as the experienced Andreas Seppi (ITA) and Alex Bolt (AUS).

In addition, the Swede Elias Ymer, the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez, the American Mackenzie McDonald and the Japanese Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) will wait for their respective rivals coming from the Qualy, which will be held between Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, the ATP Supervisor, Ali Nili, highlighted the impact that the Cabo Sports Complex (CBS) will have on the professional circuit from its premiere this year.

“It’s amazing, Los Cabos is one of the tour’s favorite destinations, the new facilities are amazing, so thinking about this in the future it will be surely have an excellent result. It’s a pleasure to be here,” he said.

Since the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the tournament returns stronger for the premiere of its new home. The Abierto de Tenis Mifel 2021 seeks a champion.

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The accreditation for national and international media must be done through the website from June 19th, 2023 until July 17th, 2023. It´s important to mention that under no circumstances will media applications be received after the closing date.

All applications for national and international media accreditation must comply with the following requirements established by Mextenis:


  • The journalist, photographer or cameraman selected to cover the event by each media outlet must complete the corresponding application form.
  • Accreditation applications will only be considered if they were issued through the official procedure on the website.
  • As part of the accreditation process, the director or editor of each media outlet must submit a letter (company letterhead) NOT BLANK,  providing a description and name of the journalist, photographer and/or cameraman who will be covering the event. It will also be necessary to attach the media kit (media presentation).
  • If you are a freelance journalist or photographer, you must provide witnesses to your work and portfolio, as well as an official letter  (letterhead) signed by a media outlet for which you work and who endorses your work.
  • No application will be considered complete until the letter from the editor or publisher has been received. Please send your letter of assignment with the application.

Once you have pre-registered online, you will receive a confirmation email with the information (address, date & time) and details to pick up your accreditation. You will need to present an official ID.

Pre-registration does not guarantee that your application will be accepted. 


1. Websites

Websites that are associated with any other print, television or radio media that have previously applied for accreditation may be credited proven they meet the necessary requirements.

A maximum of one (1) web journalist without a photographer may be credited. A website ( will be available for downloading graphic and audiovisual content during and after the event. This material can be downloaded free of charge and will be available to all.

The applicant must submit audited traffic data of the last two years (expressed as unique IP addresses per year).

2. Radio

Only one (1) reporter will be credited.

3. Televisión

A maximum of one (1) reporter, one (1) cameraman and one (1) editor may be credited.

Television networks wishing to be credited must comply with the following regulations:

  1. ESPN has the exclusive broadcast rights of all live the matches during the event.
  2. No media will be allowed to broadcast and/or record images of matches inside the Main Stadium, Grand Stand and alternate fields.
  3. The use of images will only be allowed to be included in News Access summaries and will not be allowed to commercialize such material for any reason.
  4. In any case they cannot exceed 2 minutes of total duration per day during the event and may only be used 48 hours after the production of such material.
  5. In the event that any broadcast media intends to use images from the event, it may do so exclusively by using the ESPN material.
  6. No media present at the event may LIVE STREAM the event in the Main Stadium, Grand Stand or any alternate court using professional cameras, tablets, cell phones and/or any electronic device.
  7. All photographers, reporters and cameramen must be duly identified with the accreditation of the event and must carry it at all times, as well as wear the numbered jacket to enter the Stadium, Grand Stand and any alternate 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 the registration is correctly completed, you will receive an email notification confirming that the data was received correctly and that the application is in the process of approval.

Each application is handled on a personal basis, so there is no estimated response time for each application.

If your application is approved, you will receive an e-mail with an ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION CODE (this code is personal and non-transferable, since it has particular accesses and must match the name of the application or applicant).

This code must be entered in a link that you will receive with your confirmation email to complete the registration process and receive your accreditation letter, which will indicate the date, place and time you will have to pick up your accreditation.

Creditations will not be issued after the date indicated.

Press Room

The Press Room will be operating from Saturday, July 29th until August 5th, 90 minutes after the end of the event.

The press room will be equipped with:

  • WIFI service
  • Work stations
  • Printers
  • TV Screens with CCTV
  • Continuous coffee break

Photographers' and cameramen's badges will be handed out in the press room.

There will be a website ( for which both credited and non-credited media will have access to download content, graphic and audiovisual material before, during and after the event. The material available will be free of charge for all media.


  • All media representatives (reporters, photographers and cameramen) are responsible for wearing their accreditation visibly during the event at all times.
  • The creditation only grants access to the spaces and schedules delimited by the event indicated.
  • It is strictly forbidden to request autographs or take personal photographs within the event facilities and during the duration of the event. Any person seen violating this rule will be expelled from the event.
  • All photojournalists must wear a PRESS jacket to be able to remain in the photographers' corridor of the stadium and the alternate courts.
  • Inside the stadium (in the stands), photographers will be allowed to set up in the area indicated to them. There will be only one access to enter and exit the stadium, which will be informed in the press room, and they will have a certain amount of time for other media to take their shots.
  • The use of drones and live transmissions is strictly prohibited during the matches taking place at the event and in all areas of the complex. Any person caught using a drone or identified as transmitting live will have his/her accreditation withdrawn and will be expelled and banned by the Company and for any future events (TV, Web, Social Networks).
  • No food or beverages may be allowed into the photographers' aisle or bleachers.
  • It is strictly forbidden to bring alcoholic beverages into any work áreas or spaces.
  • Any violation of these regulations will result in the permanent withdrawal of the accreditation.

Organizing Committee

América Jiménez