The Rio Open is the first ATP 500 clay court tournament of the year and is the only ATP 500 event to feature in South America.
It is held in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro which is known for its wild nightlife as well as its famous beaches. It has also held many great sporting events over the years making it the perfect destination for a men’s ATP tournament.
Rio is a great holiday destination to add to the bucket list, so why not include a trip to a tennis tournament on that holiday as well? That is why I’ve made this tournament guide so you can learn everything you need to about the Rio Open, as well as the best ways to explore this incredible city and make your friends back home jealous.
Jockey Club Brasileiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 Feb - 26 Feb
The Rio Open is an outdoor, clay court tournament played at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The venue has 8 clay courts with the main-court stadium having a seating capacity of 6,200.
The Rio Open begins on the 20th of February 2023 and finishes on the 26th of February 2023.
The qualifying of the event takes place the weekend prior on the 18th and 19th of February 2023.
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It has been confirmed that South American star and 2018 champ Diego Schwartzman will play at the Rio Open in 2023. It has also been confirmed that 2020 US Open winner Dominic Thiem is looking to make a comeback to Rio in 2023 as well as World no.23 Lorenzo Musetti.
We are also hoping to see World no.1 Carlos Alcaraz look to defend his title at the Rio Open after his triumph over Diego Schwartzman in the final in 2022.
The draw for the 2023 Rio Open can be seen below:
Prize Money $ USD
Prize Money $ USD
Round of 16
Round of 32
Tickets for the 2023 Rio Open can be bought on Eventim.
There are many places for you to stay in Rio de Janeiro from luxury hotels to accommodation that won’t break the bank. The tennis venue is in a great location close to the beach and close to the centre of the city, so you won’t be stuck for excellent choices.
- Windsor Plaza Copacabana: 4-star hotel close to the waterfront and close to the tennis venue.
- Novotel RJ Porto Atlantico: great value-for-money 4-star hotel in the city centre.
- ibis Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont: 3-star hotel for a great price.
- Villa Paranaguá Hotel & Spa: luxury villa hotel with great facilities and excellent views.
- Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro: 5-star hotel with an amazing rooftop pool and bar.
- Copacabana Palace: extremely luxurious 5-star hotel with a great restaurant and its own beachfront.
Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil famous for its impressive festivals, featuring parade floats, crazy costumes and samba dancers. Over the years, Rio de Janeiro has held some big, significant sporting events from the 2014 Fifa World Cup to the 2016 Olympics.
Visit all the major tourist attractions in Rio with this Full Day in Rio Tour.
You will get to see all the city’s highlights in one day from Sugarloaf Mountain which gives an incredible panoramic view of the Brazilian city to the Christ the Redeemer statue which is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
A tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and give you a private tour of the attractions, whilst explaining the history of each major site. The tour will also end with a Brazilian-style lunch so you can really feel like you’re part of the culture in Rio.
This is a great tour for anyone with limited time in the area.
For anyone wanting to experience Rio from a new angle, then I’d recommend this tour which gives you the choice of hang gliding or paragliding over Rio.
You will get views of all the major tourist attractions such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana Beach, except it is from the sky.
You will take off from the Pedra Bonita mountain with an experienced flyer and will land at the beach of Sao Conrado. Each flight will come equipt with high-quality cameras that will record your experience so you can look back on it for years to come.
This is an activity you will not regret.
The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is known as the biggest festival in the world with two million people per day on the streets.
The 2023 Rio Carnival takes place from the 17th of February 2023 to the 25th of February 2023 which is when the Rio Open is on. This is a great opportunity to experience the world-famous carnival and dive right into the rich culture of Brazil.
February is during the summer in Rio so you can expect highs of around 31°C and lows of around 25°C.
This is the perfect time of year to visit Rio as you’ll get great temperatures to hit the beaches and experience Rio to its full.
Make sure you are staying protected from the sun with suncream and hats as you will be sitting outside for long periods of time whilst watching the tennis.
You can watch the Rio Open 2023 on TennisTV.
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