#NextGenATP Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz has accepted a wild card into the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, the tournament announced Tuesday.
The 17-year-old began his 2021 season on a high note by qualifying for his first Grand Slam main draw at the Australian Open, where he reached the second round. The teen also looked impressive in an ATP 250 at Melbourne Park, upsetting top seed David Goffin at the Great Ocean Road Open.
Muy agradecido al @AbiertoTelcel por el W.C en el main draw , será la primera vez que voy a jugar en Acapulco y me hace mucha ilusión.
Very grateful to @AbiertoTelcel for the W.C in the main draw , it will be the first time I will play in Acapulco and I am very excited. #Mexico pic.twitter.com/pNvsWlE0TW
— Carlos Alcaraz (@alcarazcarlos03) February 16, 2021
Alcaraz joins a stacked field, which will feature three Top 10 players in the FedEx ATP Rankings. Leading the way are 2019 Nitto ATP Finals champion Stefanos Tsitsipas, World No. 7 Alexander Zverev and World No. 9 Diego Schwartzman.
Other players to watch include #NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, former World No. 3s Marin Cilic, Grigor Dimitrov and Milos Raonic, two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson and American No. 1 John Isner.