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Rio Open
Rio Open
Tournament information
Founded2014
LocationAv. Mario Ribeiro, 410 - Lagoa
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
VenueJockey Club Brasileiro
SurfaceClay - outdoors
Websiterioopen.com
Current champions (2020)
Men's singlesChile Cristian Garín
Men's doublesSpain Marcel Granollers
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP Tour 500
(2014–current)
Draw32S / 16Q / 16D / 4Q
Prize moneyUS$1,915,485 (2020)
WTA Tour
CategoryWTA International Tournaments
(2014–2016)[1]
Draw32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$250,000 (2016)

The Rio Open, also known as the Rio Open presented by Claro for sponsorship reasons, is a tennis event on the ATP Tour and former WTA International Tournaments event. The tournament is played on outdoor clay courts at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the only ATP Tour 500 event in South America and the only ATP Tour event in Brazil (since 2020).[2]

History

The first edition was headlined by former world number one, Rafael Nadal and fellow Spanish player David Ferrer. Both of them are well known clay court specialists.

The Rio de Janeiro Open with indoor carpet courts from 1989 to 1990 was the first ATP World Series played in Brazil.[3][4]

The women's tournament was discontinued and replaced by Hungarian Ladies Open after 2016 edition.[5]

For the 2019 edition, there was plan to move the tournament from the clay court surface in Jockey Club Brasileiro to the outdoor hard courts at the Olympic Tennis Centre, which hosted the tennis events of the 2016 Summer Olympics situated in Barra Olympic Park.[6] The reason behind was to attract more world class players in the tournament such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray who consistently declined to play the event. Juan Martin del Potro once mentioned to the Rio Open director Luiz Carvalho that he will play Rio Open when the surface changes.[7]

Past finals

Men's singles

Men's doubles

Women's singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014 Japan Kurumi Nara Czech Republic Klára Zakopalová 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
2015 Italy Sara Errani Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 7-6(7-2), 6-1
2016 Italy Francesca Schiavone United States Shelby Rogers 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Women's doubles

See also

References

  1. ^ http://tenisnews.band.uol.com.br/76210/rio-open-exclui-torneio-wta-para-2017
  2. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Tournaments/Rio-de-Janeiro.aspx
  3. ^ "Tennis: Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sanchez 6-3, 6-2 and..." Chicago Tribune. April 16, 1989. Retrieved .
    "Mattar, Sznajder Reach Rio De Janeiro Tennis Final". Seattle Times. April 8, 1990. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Rio Open Added To 2014 Calendar - WTA, 26 March 2013
  5. ^ "Para crescer, Rio Open 'empresta' WTA e terá apenas ATP 500" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved . Cite has empty unknown parameter: |1= (help)
  6. ^ "Parceria avança, e Rio Open deve mudar para Parque Olímpico em 2019". Lance! (in Portuguese). Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Rio Open hoping to move to Olympic Tennis Centre, surface change possible". Ubitennis. Retrieved .

External links


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