As one of the opening tournaments for the season in Latin America, the recent addition to the tour, the Cordoba Open, holds a significant spot on the ATP Tour. It is not only part of the Golden Swing series of tournaments but the first clay court tournament of the season. Keep on reading to find out more about the first clay court tournament, Cordoba open 2023, of the season.
Cordoba Open Tennis Tournament
The Cordoba Open is an annual outdoor clay court tennis competition set in Cordoba, Argentina. As part of the ATP tour, the tournament classifies as an ATP 250 event. It is venue at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes. This year will mark the 5th edition of the event since it became a tour-sanctioned competition back in 2019 making it a more recent addition to the tour. It is also a rare sight given the competition is played on a clay court. Many other world-class sports competitions have also found a home in Cordoba.
|Venue||Mario Alberto Kempes|
|Tour category||ATP 250|
|Draw||28 S, 16 D|
Cordoba Open 2023 Results
In all Argentinian final, Sebastian Baez won the title at Cordoba Open singles title. Seeded no 4, Baez beat Federico Coria in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. At 22, this is his second trophy on the circuit. Sebastian also improving himself day by day as he is 1-16 in his last 17 matches before Cordoba.
Argentinian pair Máximo González and Andrés Molteni won the Cordoba Open doubles title by beating the French Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul 6-4 6-4 in the definition. Machi won his 13th ATP tournament, while Molto’s tally reached 12.
Cordoba Open History and Previous Winners
The Cordoba Open’s introduction to the tour came as a response to the cancellation of the Ecuador Open Quito. There was previously no tennis tournament held in Cordoda. Taking a look at the previous tournament, the Ecuador Open Quito was a short-lived competition with 4 total editions starting from 2015 before cancelation in 2018. Shortly after it was canceled, there was a vacant spot in Latin America, and Corboda seemed the perfect spot to create a new tennis tournament.
Funnily enough, even the Ecuador Open Quito was a replacement for an even older event called the Chile Open. A similarity the Cordoba Open and Ecuador Open Quito share is that both are played on clay courts. Now the Cordoba Open occupies a significant spot on the tour, as a part of the Golden Swing and as the tournament that kicks off the clay season in Latin America,
Cordoba Open Winners
Among the previous editions of the event, no player has yet managed to win more than one title in the singles category. Some notable players from previous editions have been Fabio Fogini and Diego Schwartzman who remained top seed for 3 consecutive editions, Andres Molteni from the doubles discipline is the only player to win more than one title at the event.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Sebastian Baez||Máximo González / Andrés Molteni|
|2022||Albert Ramos Vinolas||Andres Molteni / Santiago Gonzalez|
|2021||Juan Manuel Cerundolo||Rafael Matos / Felipe Meligeni Alves|
|2020||Cristian Garin||Marcelo Demoline / Matwe Middelkoop|
|2019||Juan Ignacio Londero||Roman Jebavy / Andres Molteni|
Cordoba Open Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment for the Cordoba Open is $713,496 of which $642,735 is part of the prize fund. This value is considerably higher than last year’s. The prize distribution and points per stage are as follows/
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||WTA Points|
Keep in mind the prize fund and prize money distribution may be subject to change.
Cordoba Open Draws
There will be 28 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.
Cordoba Open Dates
The main draw will be held across a week from 6-12 February with a qualifying round set to be played on the 4th and 5th.
Cordoba Open Schedule
The schedule for event is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|6th February||Round 1||Round 1|
|7th February||Round 1||Round 1|
|8th February||Round 1||Round 1|
|9th February||Round 2||Quarter Final|
|10th February||Quarter Final||Quarter Final|
|11th February||Semi Final||Semi Final|
Keep in mind this schedule may be subject to change.
Cordoba Open 2023 Players List
This Cordoba Open features one of the best player rosters of any previous edition. With multiple previous title holders, the reigning champion, and a previous finalist in the running to win this title, it will be a competition to remember. This fact is helped by the fact that all direct entrants except for 1 are in the Top 100. Diego Schwartzman leads the seeds over compatriot Francisco Cerundolo and the two are home favorites. Diego isn’t only the top seed but also a former runner-up at the event, as a result of his loss against Cristian Garin in the 2020 Cordoba Open. Speaking of Cristian, he, Juan Manuel Cerundolo, and Albert Vinolas are all 3 previous champions with the latter Albert being the reigning champion. There are other notable faces like Jaume Munar and others. A full player list is given below.
Cordoba Open 2023 Singles Top Seeds
|3||Albert Ramos-Vinolas (2022 champion)||37|
|Bernabe Zapata Miralles||74|
|Roberto Carballes Baena||77|
Singles Wild Card Entries
- Juan Manuel Cerundolo
- Guido Pella
Cordoba Open Doubles Seeds
|1||Rafael Matos / David Vega Hernandez||57|
|2||Maximo Gonzalez / Andres Molteni||81|
|3||Sadio Doumbia / Fabien Reboul||112|
|4||Andrey Golubev / Aleksandr Nedovyesov||113|
Note the player’s list may be subject to change.
Tickets for the Cordoba Open can be purchased from Ticketek with prices starting as low as $2.4. Tickets are available per day of the event but complete event passes are also available. To book your tickets and for the full price breakdown, click the link mentioned below.
It is important to note that viewing and entry for the qualifying round held on the 4th and 5th of February are free.