The biggest tournament in South America finds itself in the heart of Brazil in Rio. Millions wait annually for the return of the Rio Open and with players like former no.1 and world no. 2 Carlos Alcaraz set to participate, the tournament is bigger than ever. To learn more about the Rio Open, keep on reading.
Rio Open Tennis Tournament
The Rio Open, also known as Rio Open presented by Claro for sponsorship reasons, is an annual outdoor clay court tennis tournament based in Rio, Brazil. As an ATP Tour-sanctioned event, it is part of the ATP 500 series of events and will be held at the Jockey Club Brasileiro. This event is the only ATP 500 in South America and the only tournament situated in Brazil. This year marks the 6th edition of the event and thus it is a newer edition to the tour. Claro, the title sponsor of the Rio Open is a Mexican telecommunication group.
|Venue||Jockey Club Brasileiro|
|Tour category||ATP 500|
|Draw||36 S, 16 D|
Rio Open 2023 Results
In Single champinship, British star Cameron Norrie registers thrilling win over Carlos Alcaraz to win fifth ATP title. Cameron Norrie gets the 2nd win of his career against a Top 2 player by beating Carlos Alcaraz 5-7 6-4 7-5 to win the ATP 500 Rio title, the 5th trophy of his career. Back to Back Final Clash between Carlos Alcaraz and Cameron Norrie (Argentina Open Final last week win by Carlos Alcaraz).
Máximo Gonzalez and Andrés Molteni became CHAMPIONS of the doubles title of Rio Open 2023 by beating Sebastian Cabal🇨🇴 and Marcelo Melo 6-1 7-6 in the final. The Argentines had already established themselves this year in the @CordobaOpen and both will enter the top 35 of the RKN ATP.
Rio Open History and Previous Winners
The Rio Open is a recent addition to the ATP Tour with their inaugural edition held in 2014. It started off as an ATP and WTA event but the woman’s event was discontinued in 2016. Like many other tournaments impacted by Covid 19, the Rio Open was canceled in 2021. There were plans to switch to a hardcourt following the 2019 edition but the clay court was kept instead. The last time an ATP event was held in Rio before the Rio Open was the Rio de Janiero Open back in 1889. The event only had 3 editions before cancellation.
Rio Open Winners
The Rio Open has had 7 editions so far with some notable tennis players. The best of these has to be Rafael Nadal, one of the Big Three who headlined the inaugural edition alongside David Ferrer. More recently, Carlos Alcaraz has become synonymous with the Rio Open after his victory last year. The world no. 1 became the youngest ATP 500 winner since the category had been established, making tennis history. With his return confirmed, this Rio Open is sure to be a spectacle.
|Year||Singles Champion||Doubles Champions|
|2023||Cameron Norrie||Máximo Gonzalez / Andrés Molteni|
|2022||Carlos Alcaraz||Simone Bolello / Fabio Fognini|
|2020||Cristian Garin||Marcel Granollers / Horacio Zeballos|
|2019||Laslo Djere||David Marrero / Fernando Verdasco|
|2018||Diego Schwartzman||David Marrero / Fernando Verdasco|
|2017||Dominic Thiem||Pablo Carreno Busta / Pablo Cuevas|
Rio Open Prize Money and Points
The total financial commitment for the tournament was set at $2,178,980, of which $2,013,940 has been reserved for the prize money distribution. This value is significantly higher when compared to last year’s total as in 2022, the prize money was $1,660,290. The prize money and points distribution is as follows:
|Stage||Singles Prize Money||Doubles Prize Money||ATP Points|
Keep in mind the prize fund and prize money distribution may be subject to change.
Rio Open Draws
The event will have 36 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.
Rio Open 2023 Dates
The Rio Open will be held across a week from 20-26 February with a qualifying round set on the weekend prior from the 18th through to the 19th.
Rio Open Schedule
The schedule for the ABN AMRO Open is as follows:
|Date||Singles Matches||Doubles Matches|
|20th February||Round 1||Round 1|
|21st February||Round 1||Round 1|
|22nd February||Round 2||Round 1|
|23rd February||Round 2||Round 1|
|24th February||Quarter Final||Quarter Final|
|25th February||Semi Final||Semi Final|
Keep in mind this schedule may be subject to change.
Rio Open 2023 Players List
The Rio Open has always been home to some of the most exceptional players in the world but recently, in the 2022 edition to be exact, we have witnessed the likes of the top-ranking players in the world. A showcase of talent rivaling the inaugural edition when Rafael Nadal clinched victory. There are some top ATP Ranking players are going to compete.
In that same vein, the compatriot and youngster who took over the tennis world last year, Carlos Alcaraz will return to Rio after making history last year. Though Alcaraz is the top seed as world no. 2, other top-ranking players like world no. 11 Cameron Norrie, no. 19 Lorenzo Musetti, and others will also be in attendance. The Rio Open will feature 4 previous titlists, who are Carlos Alcaraz, last year’s runner-up Diego Schwartzman, Dominic Thiem, and Laslo Djere. The full player list is given below.
Rio Open 2023 Singles Top Seeds
|8||Albert Ramos Vinolas||54|
|Roberto Caraballes Baena||77|
|Tomas Martin Etcheverry||81|
|Daniel Elahi Galan||83|
|Dominic Thiem (PR)||96|
|Hugo Dellien (PR)||138|
|Mateus Alves (WD)||475|
|Thomaz Bellucci (WD)||915|
|Joao Fonseca (WD)||831|
|Guido Pella (PR)||1018|
Rio Open Singles Wild Card Entries
- Dominic Thiem (Protected ranking)
- Guido Pella (Protected ranking)
- Hugo Dellien (Protected ranking)
- Joao Fonseca
- Thomas Bellucci
- Mateus Alves
Rio Open 2023 Doubles Main Draw Entry
This year they have the doubles signed up for Rio Open. Brazil will be represented by Australian Open mixed doubles champion Rafael Matos alongside Spanish David Vega Hernandez and former world number 1 Marcelo Melo, who plays with Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal.
|Marcel Granollers / Marcel Granollers||27|
|Jamie Murray / Michael Venus||50|
|Rafael Matos / David Vega Hernández||58|
|Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini||61|
|Cabal / Melo|
|Musetti / Vavassori|
|Martínez / Thiem|
|González / Molten|
|Lammons / Withrow|
Rio Open 2023 Tickets
Tickets for the Rio Open are available online from Evetime. A regular ticket applies for 1 day/night session and each day is divided into 2 sessions, except for the last 3 days of the event, on the 24th, 25th, and 16th of February. Package deals are also available for different stages of the event. There is a pass for the first 2 days of the event, the 3rd and 4th day, and for the Finals segment of the event; the last 3 days. Viewing of the qualifying round is free and standard single-session tickets start from R$1,500.