The list of tennis players who will compete in the Rio Open qualifier was confirmed this Tuesday. The competition, which will take place on the 18th and 19th of February at the Jockey Club Brasileiro, will feature former champion of the tournament, Cristian Garin, Felipe Meligeni from São Paulo and other great names on the circuit, will define the last four spots in the main singles bracket of the ATP 500.
The highlights of the list are the Chilean Cristian Garin, champion of the Rio Open in 2020 and current 102nd in the world, the Argentinean Facundo Bagnis (88th) and the Serbian Dusan Lajovic (89th). Among the guests, in addition to the already guaranteed Eduardo Ribeiro, who won his place after the runner-up at Maria Esther Bueno, and also Meligeni. Current 162nd in the ranking, Felipe received an invitation from the organization and is guaranteed in the competition that is worth a spot in the main draw of the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro.
The singles quali bracket consists of 16 tennis players disputing for the last four spots. 13 receive direct classification through the ranking and the remaining three places are invitations, with Meligeni and Ribeiro being two of them. The last invitation will be announced later. Access to the qualifier will be free, upon registration.
Check out the Rio Open quali list:
Facundo Bagnis (ARG) – 88th
Dusan Lajovic (SER) – 89th
Juan Pablo Varillas (PER) – 94th
Marco Cecchinato (ITA) – 95th
Hugo Gaston (FRA) – 101st
Cristian Garin (CHI) – 102nd
Juan Manuel Cerundolo (ARG) – 119th
Nicolas Jarry (CHI) – 126th
Timofey Skatov (CAZ) – 129th
Federico Delbonis (ARG) – 132nd
Yannick Hanfmann (ALE) – 133rd
Jozef Kovalik (ESL) – 134th
Camilo Ugo Carabelli (ARG) – 136th
Felipe Meligeni Alves (BRA) – 162º (C)
Eduardo Ribeiro (BRA) – 429º (C)