The 2021 edition of the Rio Open, which is also called the ATP Rio de Janeiro, can be expected to be played in February and some of the top players from around the world are expected to take part. And if you are looking to watch the Rio Open live streaming online then here’s how you can do it.
Looking to watch the 2021 Rio Open live streaming online?
- For tennis fans in the UK, Europe, Australia & elsewhere go to bet365 > Tennis > Live Streaming here* to watch & bet on the ATP & WTA tennis live.
- Scroll down for all the rest of the options
*Geo-restrictions apply & pre-funded account needed
Rio de Janeiro is the lively capital of Brazil and undoubtedly, one of the most popular cities in Latin America. The city is known for its scenic landscapes, breathtaking beaches, and its annual carnival.
The tournament is a part of the ATP World Tour 500 Series circuit and is the only such tournament on the continent. Played on outdoor clay courts, it features some of the best players on the men’s tour. Over the years, the likes of Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Marin Cilic, and others have participated in the Rio Open.
2021 ATP Rio Open Schedule & Dates
The detailed schedule of the Rio Open will be released soon but a lot will depend on the situation with respect to the global pandemic.
The 2020 ATP Rio Open began on Monday, February 17 and the final was played on Sunday, February 22. The two semifinals were played on the Saturday of that week with the rounds of qualifiers held a couple of days before the start of the tournament main.
The tournament was hosted at the famed Jockey Club Brasileiro.
Player List for 2021 ATP Rio Open
More information on the top seeded players for the Rio Open for 2021 will be revealed closer to the start of the tournament.
Dominic Thiem led the men’s singles draw at the 2020 Rio Open and when Argentine Diego Schwartzman withdrew from the tournament, it was Dusan Lajovic who was awarded the second seed position. Later, even Laslo Djere withdrew from the competition.
Here’s the list of all the seeded players who featured in the tournament last season.
Men’s Singles List
Dominic Thiem, Dusan Lajovic, Cristian Garin, Guido Pella, Albert Ramos Vinolas, Casper Ruud, Fernando Verdasco.
What Happened at the 2020 ATP Rio Open?
Third seeded Cristian Garin went on to lift the title at the Rio Open in 2020 beating Italy’s Gianluca Mager in the final. He won 7-6, 7-5. Chilean Garin had earlier overcome the fifth seeded Borna Coric in the semifinal while Mager shocked the top seeded Dominic Thiem in the last eight.
The 2019 edition was a tournament that saw a ridiculous number of upsets, what with none of the seeded players even making it to the quarterfinals. That’s correct, all eight quarterfinalists were unseeded players with seven of the eight seeds losing in the opening round of the tournament.
Led by the top seeded Dominic Thiem, Fabio Fognini, Marco Cecchinato, Diego Schwartzman, Dusan Lajovic, Malek Jaziri and Nicolas Jarry, all lost in the opening round of the tournament. Only fifth seeded Joao Sousa made it as far as the second but lost to Next Gen player Casper Ruud.
Serbia’s Laslo Djere, who had sent Thiem packing in the opener, won the title after he defeated Canadian wildcard Felix Auger-Aliassime in the final in straight sets. Auger-Aliassime himself had been given a wildcard in the tournament, and had won his opening round match against the second seeded Fognini.
In its 2018 edition, Diego Schwartzman won the second ATP title of his career after defeating Fernando Verdasco in the final in straight sets. Courtesy of that winning run in Rio de Janeiro, Schwartzman broke into the top 20.
The tournament was quite entertaining, considering that Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem, and Pablo Carreno Busta started as the top seeds. Among the three of them, Cilic and Busta lost in the second round itself, respectively to Gael Monfils and Aljaz Bedene. As for the young Austrian, he made it as far as the quarterfinal before succumbing to Verdasco.
Among all of the other participants in the tournament, Nicolas Jarry had a run to remember. The 23-year-old reached the semifinal after defeating Albert Ramos Vinolas and Pablo Cuevas. Fognini also had a decent run, having made it to the final four from the opposite bracket.
Previous ATP Rio Open Winners
2014: Rafael Nadal
2015: David Ferrer
2016: Pablo Cuevas
2017: Dominic Thiem
2018: Diego Schwartzman
2019: Laslo Djere
2020: Cristian Garin
2021 ATP Rio Open Live Streaming
You can watch (and bet) on the ATP Rio Open live streaming using bet365.com. Here’s a list of steps that can be used to do just the same.
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to you account)
- Deposit in your account $10 (or equivalent currency). You can either let that remain in your account or should have bet in the 24 hours before the live streaming
- Select the ATP Rio Open live streaming option by clicking on Live Streaming on the top
This site requires you to register with them and then either deposit a sum of $10 into your account (or register as mentioned here) or watch the live streaming by betting on any sport in the past 24 hours. Remember geo-restrictions might apply.
The best part here is that it is not at all mandatory for you to make a wager. All you have to do is open an account with any of these bookmakers by following the sign-up instructions. After that, you will need to make a deposit of $10 or more.
After you have made the deposit, simply visit the live streaming tab and select from the several events that are available for live streaming. In this case, you will be looking for something along the lines of ‘2019 ATP Rio Live’ and that’s about it! You can now enjoy all the games from the tournament, live on your device without any interruptions.
Remember – you need to have a pre-funded account. Also, geo-restrictions may be applied.
There’s another way to be able to watch the Rio Open live streaming. You can sign up with ATP’s official live streaming partner TennisTV.com. With TennisTV.com you have different subscription options including one to sign up for a month for $14.99.
Rio Open 2021 Live on TV
The TV guide for the 2021 ATP Rio de Janeiro will be released once the tournament draws closer.