The Los” cabos> Open Tournament Director Jose Antonio Fernandez commented on how this year’s event went. Diego Schwartzman defeated Taylor Fritz in the final, and Fabio Fognini was the defending champion, top seed and only top ten player.
Fernandez was asked if he was satisfied. “Really satisfied. We had great attendance, great weather and great tennis. People came from Canada, the United States and from several parts of the country”, he told Tennis World USA.
On Fognini losing in the quarter-finals to Fritz, Fernandez added: “People were disappointed by him. Fans came to see him defend the title and it was disappointing because he did not play really well. The first round against Marcel Granollers was a tough match, he played really bad and in the second round, he played only the second set.
But these things happen and all players are human.” Alexander Zverev has not committed to Washington this year, which opened a door for other events to bring him. Hamburg, that takes place on clay, and Los Cabos, that takes place on hard, respectively an ATP 500 and 250, got interested to the world No.
6, who eventually decided to compete in his birthplace. “We were very close to bring him but in the end, he decided to play in Hamburg, Germany, his country. Money was not an issue with him. He would like to play in Los Cabos one day and hopefully it happens”, said Fernandez. Zverev usually asks around $400,000 to play.