Initially postponed, the tournament in Rio de Janeiro has been definitively canceled for the 2021 season. He hopes to return to the calendar in February 2022.
Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Rio Open is not going to happen in 2021. The eighth version of the largest tennis tournament in South America will now be held in February 2022.
– Rio Open (@RioOpenOficial) April 1, 2021
Cristian Garin is not going to have a successor this yr! Winner of the Rio tournament on February 23, 2020, shortly earlier than the interruption of the ATP season as a result of coronavirus pandemic, the Chilean will stay the defending champion for nearly a yr, as a result of the Brazilian clay tournament is not going to have happen this yr. Initially postponed, whereas it takes place in precept in February, the Rio Open was formally canceled this Thursday. “Due to the lingering uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Rio Open will not take place in 2021. The eighth edition of South America’s biggest tournament will take place in February 2022. We thank all of our fans, players and partners for their support and look forward to seeing everyone again in February. Take care and see you soon, ”the organizers wrote on Twitter.
Nadal opened the prize checklist
While South American tournaments are labeled in ATP 250, the smallest elite class, the Rio tournament advantages from an ATP 500 classification and attracts higher gamers. Rafael Nadal gained the primary version in 2014, then it was his compatriot’s flip. David Ferrer, Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, Austrian Dominic Thiem, Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, Serbian Lazlo Djere and subsequently Chilean Christian Garin. This yr, the Cordoba and Buenos Aires tournaments in Argentina, and that of Santiago de Chile have been in a position to happen usually in February-March, however the well being state of affairs in Brazil is far more worrying, with nonetheless 3,869 deaths and greater than 90,000 circumstances. recognized Wednesday, for a complete of 322,000 deaths and 12.7 million circumstances.