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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 World Tour 500 series event in South America.[2]

Rio Open
Tournament information
Founded2014
LocationAv. Mario Ribeiro, 410 – Lagoa
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
VenueJockey Club Brasileiro
SurfaceClay - outdoors
Websiterioopen.com
Current champions (2019)
Men's singlesSerbia Laslo Djere
Men's doublesSpain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
ATP World Tour
CategoryATP World Tour 500 series
(2014–current)
Draw32S / 16Q / 16D / 4Q
Prize moneyUS$1,937,740 (2019)
WTA Tour
CategoryWTA International Tournaments
(2014–2016)[1]
Draw32S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$250,000 (2016)

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HistoryEdit

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 finalsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Rafael Nadal   Alexandr Dolgopolov 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
2015   David Ferrer   Fabio Fognini 6–2, 6–3
2016   Pablo Cuevas   Guido Pella 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–4
2017   Dominic Thiem   Pablo Carreño Busta 7–5, 6–4
2018   Diego Schwartzman   Fernando Verdasco 6–2, 6–3
2019   Laslo Đere   Félix Auger-Aliassime 6–3, 7–5

Men's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
  David Marrero
  Marcelo Melo
6–4, 6–2
2015   Martin Kližan
  Philipp Oswald
  Pablo Andújar
  Oliver Marach
7–6(7–3), 6–4
2016   Juan Sebastián Cabal (2)
  Robert Farah (2)
  Pablo Carreño Busta
  David Marrero
7–6(7–5), 6–1
2017   Pablo Carreño Busta
  Pablo Cuevas
  Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
2018   David Marrero
  Fernando Verdasco
  Nikola Mektić
  Alexander Peya
5–7, 7–5, [10–8]
2019   Máximo González
  Nicolás Jarry
  Thomaz Bellucci
  Rogério Dutra Silva
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [10–7]

Women's singlesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2014   Kurumi Nara   Klára Zakopalová 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
2015   Sara Errani   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 7–6(7–2), 6–1
2016   Francesca Schiavone   Shelby Rogers 2–6, 6–2, 6–2

Women's doublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2014   Irina-Camelia Begu
  María Irigoyen
  Johanna Larsson
  Chanelle Scheepers
6–2, 6–0
2015   Ysaline Bonaventure
  Rebecca Peterson
  Irina-Camelia Begu
  María Irigoyen
3–0, ret.
2016   Verónica Cepede Royg
  María Irigoyen (2)
  Tara Moore
  Conny Perrin
6–1, 7–6(7–5)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 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 Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  6. ^ "Parceria avança, e Rio Open deve mudar para Parque Olímpico em 2019". Lance! (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  7. ^ "Rio Open hoping to move to Olympic Tennis Centre, surface change possible". Ubitennis. Retrieved 2019-01-10.

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