Figures continue to be added to the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro. With date confirmed between February 12 and 20 in the framework of the South American tour of brick dust, the Brazilian tournament added two other names.
After confirming the Italian Matteo berrettini, the actual N ° 7 of the world, and also to the Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz (32 °), the tournament to be played at the Jockey Club Brasileiro now announced to the Norwegian Casper ruud, 8th of the ATP ranking, and the bronze medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta (20th).
Given this, the expectation arises of who will also be confirmed in the ATP 250 tournaments that will complete the South American tour of brick dust.
The Rio Open 2021 was not played as scheduled due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 but, in its previous years, it had presences and luxury champions. For instance, Rafael Nadal won the inaugural edition in 2014 being succeeded by David Ferrer in 2015. Even Pablo Cuevas, Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman they took the crown in 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. Meanwhile, Serbian Laslo Djere surprised in 2019 and Chilean Cristian Garín regained South American hegemony in 2020.