The new Rio Open will take place from the 20th to the 26th. February in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This competition belongs to the ATP series in category 500 and is played on the clay courts of the Jockey Club Brasileiro. Share a week with Marseille and Doha.
A moment of light for the big annual tournament organized in Rio de Janeiro, which is the most important tournament of the South American slow court tour by category. A competition with a lot of history for tennis in the region and since its absolute premiere on the circuit in the 2014 season, it has had very important champions such as Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer or Dominic Thiem. The reigning defending champion is Carlos Alcarazwho returns as the top seed in his second tournament of the year.
The same favorite trio as in Buenos Aires for this event in Rio de Janeiro Cameron Norrie y Lorenzo Musetti closely follows Murcia’s No.2 in the world. As is often the case on this tour, there is a strong Latin presence, led by the Argentines, who are in the Top 50 of the ATP rankings. Francisco Cerundolo trying to confirm the semi-finals it reached in the previous edition and the same Diego Schwartzman, the last finalist, despite having many confidence issues and a 1-11 record in his last official matches. Master of Cordoba, Sebastian Baezalso part as one of the pre-classified.
Among the local representatives of the painting, a veteran should be mentioned in particular Thomas Bellucciwho is playing his last professional tournament in this series of the Rio Open.
Results ATP Rio de Janeiro (Rio Open)
Results February 18
Qualifying stage (first round)
Bagnis – Reis Da Silva (16:00)
JM.Cerúndolo – Pucinelli de Almeida (16:00)
Delbonis – Hanfmann (16:00)
Ugo Carabelli – Jarry (16:00)
Barrios Vera – Kovalik (17:30)
Cecchinato – Tabilo (17.30)
Gaston – Meligeni Alves (17:30)
Skatov – Ribeiro (17:30)