If there are no major changes in the previous one, the ATP of Chile may once again have a top ten player after nine years. The tournament organization confirmed the presence of Casper Ruud, today N ° 8 of the planet, will return to Santiago to try to conquer the title that eluded him in 2020.
The Norwegian was one of the most outstanding players of the season, where he conquered five of the six ATP trophies that he holds in his career, in addition to reaching the semifinals at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo, Madrid and the ATP Finals in Turin.
In September he got into the top ten after having won consecutive tournaments of Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbuhel.
It should be remembered that Ruud played the final in Santiago in 2020, which he lost to the surprising Brazilian Thiago Seyboth Wild. In addition, with its presence, the Chilean ATP will once again have a top ten for the first time in 2013, when Rafael Nadal visited.
The third edition of the contest It will be played from February 21 to 27 of next year, to close the South American tour of ATP tournaments on brick dust. The headquarters will be San Carlos de Apoquindo. The Chile Open has a 100% South American record: its champions are Seyboth Wild himself and local Cristian Garín.
The region once again completes its string of events after two years, a full month, with three events in the category 250 (Córdoba, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile) and one of 500 (Rio de Janeiro). The last mentioned was the only one that could not be disputed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATP Tournament Calendar in South America (2022):
Córdoba: from January 29 to February 6
Buenos Aires: from February 5 to 13
Rio de Janeiro: February 12-20, with four confirmed players
Santiago de Chile: February 21-27