Matchless view for a tennis match

An aerial view of a mariachi band performing before an exhibition tennis match at the Sinfonia del Mar forum on Monday, during the start of the Mexico ATP 500 Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico.

The Sinfonia del Mar, or Symphony of the Sea, is an outdoor stepped plaza that occasionally hosts concerts, but mainly serves as a great place to view sunsets. It is close to the Mexican west coast city of Acapulco.

The Mexico ATP tournament, currently sponsored by Telcel and HSBC and called the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, is one of 13 World Tour 500 series tournaments organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

The event, held on the grounds of the Acapulco Princess Mundo Imperial resort, is said to be a favourite among players. In 2007, Acapulco won the ATP World Tour award for best tournament of the year in its category.

The tournament runs from Feb 26 to Saturday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Matchless view for a tennis match'. Subscribe