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Tennis boosts Acapulco recovery

The speed at which Acapulco is bouncing back from the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis on October 25 of last year is astonishing.

Most residents believed it would take many months for the city to recover from the aftermath of strongest-ever hurricane to strike this coastal area of Mexico.   

pg7a copyIn the tumultuous days following the hurricane, which caused at least 52 deaths and left 32 others missing, no one seriously thought Acapulco would be able to host the Mexican Open, the ATP Tour 500 series tournament that the city has hosted continuously since 2001.

The 10,500-capacity GNP Seguros Arena, as well as all the outside courts in the tennis complex, were battered by the storm and suffered significant damage. Repairs began swiftly, and, according to the Mexican Tennis Federation, are expected to be completed three days before the start of the event, scheduled from February 26 to March 2.

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