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The Colombia Open (currently sponsored by Claro and called the Claro Open Colombia) was a professional men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Bogotá, Colombia.[1] The event is affiliated with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), and is a 250 series tournament on the ATP World Tour. The tournament replaced the Los Angeles Open on the ATP World Tour starting in 2013.[2]

Claro Open Colombia
Tournament information
Founded2013
Abolished2015
Editions3
LocationBogotá
Colombia
CategoryATP World Tour 250 series
SurfaceHard / outdoor
Draw28S / 32Q / 16D
Prize money$727,000
Websitewww.claroopencolombia.com
Current champions
Men's singlesAustralia Bernard Tomic
Men's doublesFrance Édouard Roger-Vasselin
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek

IMLA de Colombia bought the rights of the Los Angeles Open in 2013 and transferred the tournament to the city of Bogotá, where it will be held indefinitely.

The Colombia Open was the fifth tournament affiliated with the ATP held in Latin America, after the tournaments in Viña del Mar (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil), Acapulco (México) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). It is also the tournament with the most prize money in South America, with a total of $727,000. The Colombia Open was replaced in 2016 calendar by the Los Cabos Open, in Mexico. Currently in 2019 tournaments in Latin America are Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Rio, São Paulo, Acapulco, all during February, and Los Cabos in July.

The tournament, played on a hard surface, took place during the second week of July, before the start of the North American swing and the US Open.

In a first edition that boasted the likes of the Serbian Janko Tipsarevic and the South African Kevin Anderson, the Croatian Ivo Karlovic was the surprise package, claiming the title after defeating the Colombian Alejandro Falla in the final. Karlovic's victory was his fifth ATP title and his first since 2008.

In doubles, the Indian couple formed by Purav Raja and Divij Sharan defeated the Dutch Igor Sijsling and the French Édouard Roger-Vasselin claiming their first ever ATP trophy.

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2013   Ivo Karlović   Alejandro Falla 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
2014   Bernard Tomic   Ivo Karlović 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–6(7–4)
2015   Bernard Tomic (2)   Adrian Mannarino 6–1, 3–6, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2013   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  Igor Sijsling
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)
2014   Samuel Groth
  Chris Guccione
  Nicolás Barrientos
  Juan Sebastián Cabal
7–6(7–5), 6–7(3–7), [11–9]
2015   Édouard Roger-Vasselin
  Radek Štepánek
  Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
7–5, 6–3

StatisticsEdit

Championships by playerEdit

Player Singles Doubles Win-Loss Total Years
  Bernard Tomic 2 0 2–0 2 2014 (S), 2015 (S)
  Ivo Karlović 1 0 1–1 2 2013 (S), 2014 (S)
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin 0 1 1–1 2 2013 (D), 2015 (D)
  Radek Štepánek 0 1 1–0 1 2015 (D)
  Samuel Groth 0 1 1–0 1 2014 (D)
  Chris Guccione 0 1 1–0 1 2014 (D)
  Purav Raja 0 1 1–0 1 2013 (D)
  Divij Sharan 0 1 1–0 1 2013 (D)

Championships by countryEdit

Country Singles First Last Doubles First Last Overall
  Australia (AUS) 2 2014 2015 1 2014 2014 3
  Croatia (CRO) 1 2013 2013 0 1
  France (FRA) 0 1 2015 2015 1
  Czech Republic (CZE) 0 1 2015 2015 1
  India (IND) 0 1 2013 2013 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chicago Tribune: Colombia Open men's singles semifinal results". Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ "ATP approves event in Bogotá from 2013". ATP. 12 December 2012.

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