The penultimate clay-court tournament of the South American Golden Swing is the biggest of the lot as the Rio Open welcomes the stars of the ATP Tour for another week of thrilling rallies in Brazil’s top-tier tennis tournament. Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz has committed to scattering to Brazil’s seaside city and will be present in a 32-player field. Main draw action will run between February 20 – 26, 2023. On that note let us take an in-depth look at all details of the event.
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Where will the 2023 ATP Rio Open be played?
The 2023 ATP Rio Open will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from February 18 (qualifying) until February 26, 2023, when the men’s singles final will be held.
The ATP 500 event will be held at the Jockey Club Brasileiro. Since its inception on the ATP Tour in 2014, it is played on outdoor clay courts and is the biggest Tour-level tournament during the Golden Swing.
What’s the 2023 ATP Rio Open Schedule
The ATP Rio Open will kick off with qualifying on Saturday, February 18, 2023, with 16 players competing in two rounds, vying for four main draw spots.
On Sunday, February 19, the second round of qualifying will be completed during the day session. Main draw action will commence on Monday, February 20, 2023, with two sessions during the weekdays.
The full schedule of the ATP Rio Open is as below:
- Qualifying – February 18 – 19, 2023
- Round 1 – February 20 – 21, 2023
- Round 2 – February 22 – 23, 2023
- Quarterfinal – February 24, 2023
- Semifinal – February 25, 2023
- Final – February 26, 2023
Who is Playing at the 2023 ATP Rio Open?
The 2023 ATP Rio Open will feature 32 players in the singles draw. The top eight seeds are all ranked inside the world’s top 50.
The top seed is Carlos Alcaraz who is making his third appearance at the tournament. Alcaraz is the defending champion after winning the 2022 edition of the Rio Open – becoming at the time the youngest winner of an ATP 500 tournament since that category was created in 2009.
Alcaraz will be joined by the likes of Cameron Norrie, Lorenzo Musetti, Francisco Cerundolo, Diego Schwartzman, and Dominic Thiem, all of whom were in action in Buenos Aires.
Four players will be drawn from qualifying, while the three confirmed wild cards have gone Brazilian players.
Here is the confirmed player list of the 2023 ATP Rio Open so far:
Please note that the below entry list is subject to change as a result of withdrawals due to injuries or undisclosed reasons.
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Cameron Norrie
- Lorenzo Musetti
- Francisco Cerundolo
- Diego Schwartzman
- Sebastian Baez
- Albert Ramos Vinolas
- Federico Coria
- Alex Molcan
- Laslo Djere
- Fabio Fognini
- Jaume Munar
- Pedro Cachin
- Pedro Martinez
- Bernabe Zapata Miralles
- Roberto Carballes Baena
- Thiago Monteiro
- Tomas Martin Etcheverry
- Daniel Elahi Galan
- Dusan Lajovic
- Dominic Thiem
- Hugo Dellien
- Joao Sousa
- Mateus Alves (WC)
- Joao Fonseca (WC)
- Thomaz Bellucci (WC)
ATP Rio Open 2023 Prize Money
The total financial commitment inclusive of prize money for the 2023 ATP Rio Open is $2,178,980. This represents a 20% increase from last year’s financial outlay.
In addition to prize money, the winner will collect 500 ranking points.
The total prize money breakdown in singles for the ninth edition of the Rio Open stands at $2,013,940 and is as below:
- Winner – $376,620
- Finalist – $202,640
- Semifinalist – $108,000
- Quarterfinalist – $55,170
- Second Round – $29,455
- First Round – $15,710
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How to Watch the 2023 ATP Rio Open
If you are looking to watch the 2023 ATP Rio Open on television, live stream, or on-demand, you can do so in the following ways:
For the International audience, the 2023 ATP Rio Open matches can be streamed live or on-demand on Tennistv.com at a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 (please confirm from the website that geo-blocks don’t apply for the tournament you wish to watch).
In the USA, Tennis Channel Plus will broadcast the ATP Rio Open. While in the UK matches can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Supersport TV will have broadcast rights for all 23 matches in Rio, while in the MENA region, the tournament is accessible on BeIN Sports.
Germany: Sky Deutschland
France: Canal+, Eurosport
Australia: BeIN Sports
Italy: Super Tennis
Latin America: ESPN
For a full list of all broadcast partners, please visit the tournament’s official website here.
You can also watch & bet on the 2023 ATP Rio Open with bet365. Here is the process you can follow to do just that.
- Go to www.bet365.com
- Register with www.bet365.com (or log in to your account)
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- Select the ATP Rio Open 2023 live streaming option by clicking on the top
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Our 2023 ATP Rio Open Predictions & Picks
Since the event was put on the calendar in 2014, no payer has successfully defended the Rio Open crown. So for Carlos Alcaraz, the odds are clearly stacked against him. Not only that, Alcaraz will be playing in just his second ATP tournament of the season in Brazil’s seaside city, so he might be a little short on match practice unless he goes deep in Buenos Aires.
With that said, we still think the Spaniard is a class above the rest of the field and will naturally start as the favorite.
The event has thrown a couple of underdog triumphs in years gone by with Pablo Cuevas winning it in 2016 and Laslo Djere doing so in 2019. So do not be surprised if you see a first-time ATP titlist this week.
The longshot here would probably be Hugo Dellien who is coming off a great run in Cordoba where he reached the semifinal as a qualifier.
At the time of writing, both Carlos Alcaraz and Cameron Norrie are contesting quarterfinal matches in Buenos Aires, and are the two genuine candidates to walk away with the Rio Open title next weekend.
How to Buy 2023 ATP Rio Open Tickets?
The official ticket partner for the Rio Open is Eventim. Please note that if you wish to purchase tickets for the event, you can do so by visiting the official tournament website and clicking under the ticket tab here.
Tickets have been categorized into two: single-session tickets on individual dates and package tickets which are bundled for multiple days.