Rio Open is South America’s largest tennis tournament. It is among ATP’s 22 most important tournaments and the first ATP World Tour 500 tournament in the Brazilian history. In the world, there are 13 events in this tier. This qualifies Rio Open as Rio’s largest annual sports event and one of the few ATP 500 clay court tournaments in the world, along with Barcelona and Hamburg.
In 2017, in the fourth edition, the Australian Dominic Thiem entered the list of Rio Open champions, becoming the third top 10 in the ATP ranking to win the tournament. Rafael Nadal, number 1 in the world at the time, won in 2014, and David Ferrer, number 9, won in 2015. The event will follow its tradition of always bringing the best players to fight for a title in Rio de Janeiro.
Besides its great relevance in sports, Rio Open stands out for the side events that take place at the venue: Leblon Boulevard and Corcovado Club. Leblon Boulevard is an interactive area that offers off-the-court entertainment for families in general, with music shows and dining experiences at renowned restaurants. Corcovado Club is a VIP area for sponsors’ guests and clients.