Rio Open presented by Claro tickets go on sale on Friday, December 7th, at 12PM, on the Tudus website. Fans who do not have credit cards issued in Brazil should send a message do Tudus through this form: https://atendimento.tudus.com.br/hc/pt-br/requests/new. The biggest tennis tournament in South America takes place at the Jockey Club Brasileiro from February 16h to the 24th. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend the event.
Tennis is the main attraction, but Rio Open offers other kinds of entertainment, in a structure compared to worldwide events of the tennis tour. The tournament has a 10,000m² area called Leblon Boulevard, where fans can enjoy stands, stores and restaurants. The Rio Open Square there is a stage where artists play after the matches and a giant screen so fans do not miss one point during the day. We also have a store with official products from Rio Open, called La Boutique.
With regards to sports, Rio Open’s quality is widely known. The tournament is one of the 13 ATP 500s. Runner-up at the French Open, Dominic Thiem returns, alongside Italian Fabio Fognini and Argentinian Diego Schwartzman, all players currently in the top 20 of the ATP rankings.
“The fight for the Rio Open 2019 title is going to be a battle with several of the best players on clay. Thiem is currently the second best player on this surface, Fognini had the best year of his career with 3 titles and Schwartzman had an excellent season, reaching his best ranking. Furthermore, we can always count on Brazilian players urging the crowds”, said Luiz Carvalho, Tournament Director.
“We are seeing a growth every year when it comes to visitors from outside of Rio and even Brazil, showing that the event is a success. Rio Open generates hundreds of jobs and injects money on the state’s economy annually. The are more consolidated this year and we expect to welcome 50,000 spectators”, said Marcia Casz, General Rio Open Director.
Rio Open also supports social initiatives that promote human development and social inclusion. We provide materials for five tennis projects in Rio: Instituto Futuro Bom, Tênis na Lagoa, Tênis Solidário, Escolinha de Tênis Fabiano de Paula and Arremessar para o Futuro. We also inaugurated the NERO (Rio Open Sporting Unit), in which students from public schools attend free tennis classes at the Olympic Park.
“For Santander, tennis represents, even more than its projection, a few core values to us such as technique, determination, strategy and the search for continuous improvement. That is the reason we associate with Rio Open, the biggest tournament in South America, that has been revealing great talents”, said Marcos Madureira, Vice-President of Communication, Marketing, Institutional Relations and Sustainability of Santander.
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