Rio Open, also known as ATP Rio de Janeiro, is a men’s professional tennis tournament played in Rio de Janeiro every year. And here we provide you with the latest Rio Open tips, predictions & odds for the 2019 edition of the tournament.
It is one of the four events on the Golden Swing circuit in South America and is played in the month of February. It is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 series bracket and is the sole such event to be played on the continent.
A total of 500 points awarded to the champion here and as a result, the player pool every season is quite impressive. Many of them come here after playing in other Latin American tournaments like ATP Cordoba and Argentina Open. The Rio Open 2019 will be played in the second half of February on outdoor clay courts at the Jockey Club Brasileiro.
Some of the players who have participated in the tournament over the years are Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman, Fernando Verdasco, among others.
2019 ATP Rio Open Schedule & Dates:
The 2019 ATP Rio Open will start on Monday, February 18, with the final set to be played on Sunday, February 24. The qualifying rounds will take place over the preceding weekend, before the main rounds of the tournament.
Player List for 2019 ATP Rio Open:
The complete list of participants for the 2019 edition of ATP Rio de Janeiro is expected to be released a few weeks before the tournament is scheduled to start. In the meantime, however, it is definitely worth taking a look at some of the players who have confirmed their participation for this ATP 500 Series event.
The 2017 ATP Rio champion and the World No. 8 Dominic Thiem is set to play in the competition. For the time being, he will be joined by the defending champion Diego Schwartzman, the Italian No. 1 Fabio Fognini and Thiago Wild.
What Happened at the 2018 ATP Rio Open?
In 2018, the likes of Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta, and Fabio Fognini participated in the tournament as top seeds. The line up was quite stunning, to say the least, with other players like Fernando Verdasco, Gael Monfils, Pablo Cuevas, Diego Schwartzman and others taking the remaining slots.
The top seeds succumbed in the early rounds, paving the way for the underdogs to rise to the top. In the top half, Schwartzman sailed comfortably to the final without dropping a single set. In the bottom half, it was Verdasco who paved his way to the final after defeating Thiem in the quarterfinal and Fognini in the semis.
The final showdown was not as entertaining as some fans would have expected it to be. Schwartzman had the upper hand over his Spanish adversary throughout the match and he moved on to win the trophy comfortably in straight sets.
Previous ATP Rio Open Winners:
2014: Rafael Nadal
2015: David Ferrer
2016: Pablo Cuevas
2017: Dominic Thiem
2018: Diego Schwartzman
2019 ATP Rio Open Betting Tips:
The betting tips for the tournament will be updated a few days before the main draw begins.
Dominic Thiem v Laslo Djere Tips:
Over 19.5 games in the match: 8/11 (bet365)
Pablo Cuevas v Diego Schwartzman Tips:
Diego Schwartzman to win: 11/10 (bet365)