The Abierto Mexicano de Tennis in Acapulco is planning to build a new stadium with a capacity of 10,000-12,000 people, citing the popularity of the event.
1 Roger Federer decided to give the tournament a miss after making his way to the top of the ATP rankings following his win at the Rotterdam Open.
Federer beat Nadal to the number one rank, with the players only separated by a mere 155 points before Rotterdam.
The Spaniard had managed to hold on to his spot at the top after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, despite Federer winning the Grand Slam.
The Swiss maestro's participation had led to record crowds at Rotterdam, something that the Swiss ace brings to a tournament given his immense popularity.