World No. 4 Dominic Thiem returns to action for the first time since his run to the Australian Open final (l. to Djokovic) at the Rio Open presented by Claro. In 2017, Thiem did not drop a set en route to the title at this ATP 500 clay-court tournament (d. Carreno Busta). Last year, he fell to eventual champion Laslo Djere in the first round.
The 2020 Rio field includes 2016 titlist Pablo Cuevas, Dusan Lajovic, Borna Coric, Guido Pella, recent Cordoba Open champion Cristian Garin, and Casper Ruud, who is playing for his first ATP Tour title on Sunday in Buenos Aires.
The Rio Open presented by Claro will be the first clay-court event on the ATP Tour to trial Electronic Review this season. During the trial, there will be no limit to the number of challenges players are able to make during matches, ensuring consistency within the tournament for players competing on show courts with the review technology as well as on outside courts where standard ball mark inspection protocols will apply.
Update (15 February): Defending champion Laslo Djere, who was seeded sixth, withdrew Saturday with an abdominal tear. Argentine Diego Schwartzman, the 2018 winner, was also forced to withdraw after sustaining an injury during his quarter-final win on Friday night at the Argentina Open.
Here’s all you need to know about Rio de Janeiro tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won and more.
Tournament Dates: 17-23 February 2020
Tournament Director: Luiz Procopio Carvalho
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 15 February
Schedule (View On Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday at 4:00pm
* Main draw: Monday – Thursday at 4:30pm and 7:00pm, Friday at 3:00pm
* Doubles final: Saturday, 22 February, third match from 5:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 23 February at 5:30pm
Venue: Jockey Club Brasileiro
Main Court Seating: 6,200
Prize Money: US $1,759,905 (Total Financial Commitment: US $1,915,485)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: 6 players with 1 (Schwartzman, Thiem, Cuevas, Ferrer, Nadal, Djere)
Most Titles, Doubles: Juan Sebastian Cabal, Robert Farah (2)
Oldest Champion: David Ferrer, 32, in 2015
Youngest Champion: Dominic Thiem, 23, in 2017
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2014
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 90 Laslo Djere in 2019
Most Match Wins: Pablo Cuevas (13)
Singles: Laslo Djere (SRB) d [WC] Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 63 75 Read & Watch
Doubles: Maximo Gonzalez (ARG) / Nicolas Jarry (CHI) d [WC] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) / Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) 67(3) 63 10-7 Read More
Did You Know…. The Rio Open presented by Claro is the third stop of the ATP Tour’s ‘Golden Swing’ through Latin America. Established in 2014, Rafael Nadal won the inaugural edition of the clay-court tournament and celebrated his triumph with Brazilian legends Gustavo Kuerten and Ronaldo.