Fast tennis, great stars and a breathtaking venue - what more could you want? And, this is exactly what the Rio Open delivers from its setting in the 6,700 seater Jockey Club Brasileira Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Get front row seats for the eight clay courts with Rio Open tickets from our events selection at StubHub!
Rio Open - short on history, big on action
The Rio Open set the stage in 2014 for the arrival of the ATP World Tour Masters 500 Series in Brazil. This action-packed tournament saw Rafael Nadal winning the inaugural competition followed a year later by David Ferrer. The Rio Open competition is part of the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP) World Tour and, with the country already having a strong culture of tennis, the Rio Open in 2014 was seen as an opportunity to both promote Brazil and raise the city's profile before it hosted the Olympics two years later in 2016.
The Rio Open enjoys the distinction of being the only ATP World Tour 500 Series event to take place anywhere in South America. Originally sponsored by the South American telecommunications giant Claro 2017 sees Fila stepping into the spotlight on the court. With a long and iconic history in the field of tennis clothing and equipment, Fila intends to showcase their sporting appeal at big events around the globe including the Rio Open.
The Rio Open - see the world's best-ranked players
The ATP World Tour 500 Series is next in tennis importance and ranking after the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP World Tour Finals and the ATP World Tour Masters 1000. The name of the series comes from the 500 rankings points awarded to the event's singles champion. To remain in the world rankings top-flight players have to enter at least four 500 events annually, one of which has to take place after the US Open. Rafael Nadal the first Rio Open winner along with Roger Federer hold the record for the most 500 Series title wins with an impressive 17 each.
Similar tennis tournaments
The setting for the Rio Open is the beautiful grandeur of the old Brasileiro Jockey Club which enjoys beautiful views of the Rio Mountains. Get your Rio Open tickets from StubHub and at the same time check out what's happening at other 500 Series events in equally tempting surroundings. We recommend the Rakuten Japan Open or the Aegon Championships at the world-famous Queen's Club in London.