The 2017 Rio Open is a professional men’s tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. The 2017 Rio Open is the 4th edition of the tournament. The Rio Open is organized by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Rio Open is on the calendar of the ATP World Tour. The Rio Open is classified ad ATP World Tour 500 series. The Rio Open is stated to held from 20 February to 26 February 2017. In 2016, Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay won the Rio Open.
The Rio Open have had some notable winners in the history of the Rio Open. In 2014 Rafael Nadal won the Rio Open and the likes of David Ferrer and Fabio Fognini have all played in the Rio Open. The female edition of the Rio Open was cancelled at the 2016 edition. The 2017 edition of the Rio Open will consist of only the Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles. None of the top tennis players on the ATP World rankings will participate in the 2017 Rio Open.
Seeded Players (Singles).
- Kei Nishikori (Japan): ATP Rank 5
- Dominic Thiem (Austria): ATP Rank 8
- Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay): ATP Rank 22
- Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain): ATP Rank 25
- Albert Ramos Vinolas (Spain): ATP Rank 26
- David Ferrer (Spain): ATP Rank 27
- Paolo Lorenzi (Italy): ATP Rank 37
- Joao Sousa (Portugal): ATP Rank 41
In tenis a wildcard qualification is slot reserved or given to specific players at the discretion of the tournament organizers. The players who entered Rio Open with Wildcard include;
- Casper Ruud (Norway)
- Joao Souza (Brazil)
- Janko Tipsarevic (Serbia)
Entry through Qualifiers
- Roberto Carballes Baena (Spain)
- Marco Cecchinalo (Italy)
- Arthur De Greef (Belgium)
- Nicolas Kicker (Argentina)
Entry with Lucky Loser Slot.
- Victor Estrella Burgos (Dominican)
Seeded Players (Doubles).
- Jamie Murray (Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil): ATP Rank 15
- Lukasz Kubota (Poland) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil): ATP Rank 29
- Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain) and Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay): ATP Rank 59
- Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia) and Robert Farah (Columbia): ATP Rank 62
- Thomaz Bellucci(Brazil) and Thiago Monteiro (Brazil)
- Fabricio Neis (Brazil) and Joao Souza (Brazil)
Entry with Qualification.
Facundo Bagnis (Argentina) and Gastao Elias (Portugal)
Round of 16 Games Played (22 February 2017)
- Kicker (Argentina) – 6:6
De Greef (Belgium) – 3:3
- Kicker qualifies to quarter finals.
- Delbonis (Argentina) – 4:6
- Schwartzman (Argentina) – 6:7
- Schwartzman qualifies to quarter finals.
Ramos-Vinolas (Spain) – 6:6
- Fognini (Italy) – 2:3
Ramos-Vinolas qualifies to quarter finals.
- Lajovic (Serbia) – 2:5
- Thiem (Austria) – 6:7
Dominic Thiem qualifies to quarter finals
Round of 16 Games to be Played (23 February, 2017)
- Zeballos (Argentina)
- Dolgopolov (Ukraine)
Carreno Busta (Spain)
Estrella Burgos (Dominican)
- Bellucci (Brazil)
- Monteiro (Brazil)
Scheduled Quarter Final Games (24 February, 2017)
- Schwartzman (Argentina)
- Thiem (Austria)
- Kicker (Argentina)
Prize Money (Singles)
Round of 16: $17,920
Qualification Round 2: $1,570
Qualification Round 1: $865
Prize Money for Doubles
Winner: $89,400 for each player
Finalist: $42,240 for each player
Semi-Finalist: $20,390 for each player
Quarter-Finalist: $10,600 for each player
Round of 16: $5,550
The Rio Open also plays an integral part in the ATP rankings in terms of points distribution for the rankings. ATP rankings are made depending on points players are able to acquire during ATP world tours. The Rio Open have some luxurious points to help players moved up on the ATP rankings. Below is the points arrangements for the Rio Open;
Points Distribution for Both Singles and Doubles.
Winner: 500 points
Finalist: 300 points
Semi-Finalist: 180 points
Quarter-Finalist: 90 points
Round of 16: 45 points