Rio Open

Tennis tournament
Rio Open
Tournament information
Founded2014
LocationRio de Janeiro 22
Brazil
VenueJockey Club Brasileiro
SurfaceClay - outdoors
Websiterioopen.com
Current champions (2022)
Men's singlesSpain Carlos Alcaraz
Men's doublesItaly Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
ATP Tour
CategoryATP Tour 500
(2014–current)
Draw32S / 16Q / 16D / 4Q
Prize moneyUS$1,815,115 (2022)
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 in 2014 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

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014 Spain Rafael Nadal Ukraine Alexandr Dolgopolov 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2015 Spain David Ferrer Italy Fabio Fognini 6–2, 6–3
2016 Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Argentina Guido Pella 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4
2017 Austria Dominic Thiem Spain Pablo Carreño Busta 7–5, 6–4
2018 Argentina Diego Schwartzman Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–2, 6–3
2019 Serbia Laslo Đere Canada Félix Auger-Aliassime 6–3, 7–5
2020 Chile Cristian Garín Italy Gianluca Mager 7–67–3, 7–5
2021 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022 Spain Carlos Alcaraz Argentina Diego Schwartzman 6–4, 6–2

Men's doubles

Year Champions Runner-up Score
2014 Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
Spain David Marrero
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
2015 Slovakia Martin Kližan
Austria Philipp Oswald
Spain Pablo Andújar
Austria Oliver Marach
7–6(7–3), 6–4
2016 Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal (2)
Colombia Robert Farah (2)
Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Spain David Marrero
7–6(7–5), 6–1
2017 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
2018 Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
Croatia Nikola Mektić
Austria Alexander Peya
5–7, 7–5, [10–8]
2019 Argentina Máximo González
Chile Nicolás Jarry
Brazil Thomaz Bellucci
Brazil Rogério Dutra Silva
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [10–7]
2020 Spain Marcel Granollers
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
Italy Salvatore Caruso
Italy Federico Gaio
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]
2021 Not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022 Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Brazil Bruno Soares
7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–6]

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

Year Champions Runner-up Score
2014 Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Argentina María Irigoyen
Sweden Johanna Larsson
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
6–2, 6–0
2015 Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Sweden Rebecca Peterson
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Argentina María Irigoyen
3–0, ret.
2016 Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen (2)
United Kingdom Tara Moore
Switzerland Conny Perrin
6–1, 7–6(7–5)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rio Open exclui torneio WTA para 2017 - Tenis News". Archived from the original on 2016-11-04. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
  2. ^ "Tournaments | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  3. ^ "Tennis: Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sanchez 6-3, 6-2 and..." Chicago Tribune. April 16, 1989. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
    "Mattar, Sznajder Reach Rio De Janeiro Tennis Final". Seattle Times. April 8, 1990. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  4. ^ Rio Open Added To 2014 Calendar - WTA, 26 March 2013
  5. ^ "Para crescer, Rio Open 'empresta' WTA e terá apenas ATP 500" (in Brazilian Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  6. ^ "Parceria avança, e Rio Open deve mudar para Parque Olímpico em 2019". Lance! (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  7. ^ "Rio Open hoping to move to Olympic Tennis Centre, surface change possible". Ubitennis. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 2019-01-10.

External links

  • Official website
  • Tournament info at ATP
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