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Rio Open’s return confirmed for 2022

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The most important tournament in South America already has its place assured in the ATP calendar for 2022. Yes, the traditional Rio Open, the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro will be played again after the forced cancellation in 2021.

World tennis seems little by little to rediscover a certain normality in most of its usual tours, and in this case, it will be no exception for the South American tournaments in February. After a year without dispute, the Rio Open 2022 It will be held in the week of February 12 to 20, at the Jockey Club Brasileiro.

Although it still seems early to know which names will be participating in this event, there will surely be Hispanic presences with several Latin Americans and Spaniards, who always travel to play in the brick dust after the Australian Open. Names of weight like Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Dominic Thiem, like Diego Schwartzman, know what it is to lift the title in Rio de Janeiro.

The latest edition

The current champion of the tournament is the Chilean Cristian Garín, who knew how to show a superlative level in February 2020, to win the most important title of his career. In that week, the Chilean left the Slovak on the road Andrej Martin, to the Argentines Federico Delbonis and Federico Coria, and the Croatian Borna Coric, for later consecrate himself after beating Gianluca Mager in the final. The Italian, for his part, was the great revelation of that edition, arriving from the previous phase. Subsequently, he defeated Casper Ruud in the first round, already Dominic Thiem, top favorite, at third, to play his only ATP final.

That edition of the event in Rio de Janeiro also marked the debut of Carlos Alcaraz at the ATP level, at the age of 16. The Murcian would not only have his premiere thanks to the invitation received, but he was able to charge Albert Ramos in that first round.

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