The director of the Córdoba Open, Mariano Ink, confirmed that the tournament will celebrate its third edition in February 2021 despite the fact that it is not yet known exactly how the coronavirus pandemic will have evolved at that time, which this year kept the tennis circuit interrupted between March and August.
“We are sure that the Córdoba Open will be held, but we must wait for the evolution of the pandemic, to know the conditions in which the tournament will be played. If it has to be played behind closed doors, it will be done,” Ink commented in dialogue with Cadena 3 Argentina, according to the Télam agency.
The contest, which is played on a brick dust surface at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium in Cordoba, got its date on the circuit for the first week of each February, and in its two editions it had local Juan Ignacio Londero as champions in 2019 and to the Chilean Cristian Garín in 2020.
Although these two editions were well received by the public, the uncertainty that the pandemic unleashed generated a series of questions for the organization, in charge of the company Torneos and with the support of the government of Córdoba.
“The date is unalterable because we are part of the international circuit that set it. We maintain a permanent dialogue with the players, we are always in contact and we can ensure that Diego Schwartzman is guaranteed for 2021,” Ink added.
The “Peque” Schwartzman, the Argentine tennis player with the best ranking at present, lost the final this year against the Chilean Garín and is one of those confirmed, another who will surely be present will be Londero, born in Jesús María, 66 kilometers from the Cordovan capital.