The ATP 250 from Buenos Aires It already has an official presentation. At the Sheraton hotel in the Argentine capital The tournament was announced, which will begin on February 5 and will last until February 13. In turn, the same was attended by Diego Schwartzman (current champion), Matías Lammens, Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Nation; Mariano Zabaleta, vice president of the Argentine Tennis Association, Martín Hughes, executive director and partner of Tennium (company that owns the event) and Martín Jaite, tournament director.
“This show is the best in Latin America. It is a great tournament. The players have a good time, the guests and the public are treated well, “Zabaleta said at the press conference, while Lammens said that” The tournament serves to put Buenos Aires and Argentina in the window of the world. There is the commitment and support of the government to become an ATP 500. This 250 is going to be one of the best in recent years “. It should be noted that the only ATP 500 in the South American continent is that of Rio de Janeiro (since 2014). On this topic, Hughes expanded: “We are a great candidate to go from being an ATP 250 tournament to a 500. There is the intention and the project, but not confirmed.” It should be noted that in 2023 three new ATP 500s will be added to the calendar and Buenos Aires is going for it.
This contest will feature the stellar appearances of Schwartzman, Dominic Thiem and perhaps the return to the circuit of Juan Martín Del Potro after more than two years of inactivity. Regarding the presence of Jaite from Tandil, he said: “Juan Martín del Potro’s situation depends on his physical condition. It is a decision that the player must make when he considers that he is fit to play” and assured that they are saving a wild card for him. Finally, regarding the players who will be present, it was also announced that Lorenzo Sonego (27th, played in Buenos Aires in 2019 and 2020) will participate in the tournament and that they are talking with Carlos Alcaraz (32nd) to ensure their presence.
The tournament, unlike other years, will not have a “Pre-Tournament” for calendar reasons but there will be a Pre-Qualy, which will have a free and exclusive registration for Argentine players. It grants the champion an invitation to qualify for the Argentina Open 2022. The tournament will take place between Monday 17 and Saturday 22.
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
Santiago de Chile: February 21-27