The Rio Open has confirmed one more name on the star roster for the 2023 edition. Britain’s Cameron Norrie, world number 14, will join Carlos Alcaraz, Lorenzo Musetti, Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman among those already confirmed for the ninth edition of the ATP 500 carioca.
Holder of four titles at ATP level, Norrie had a year 2022 marked by the trophies of Delray Beach and Lyon, a semi-final at Wimbledon and an entry into the top 10 for the first time in his career. The Briton returns to the Rio Open for the second time, having previously competed in the 2019 edition.
The tournament also confirmed Casper Ruud’s withdrawal from the ninth edition of the Rio Open. The Norwegian will not take part in the South American tour due to a change in his 2023 schedule. quite intense tournaments that made him change his mind about the South American tour.
We wish him the best of success in 2023 and that he can participate in future editions of the Rio Open”, said Luiz Carvalho, tournament director. The Rio Open will enter its ninth edition and continues to bring fans of the best in world tennis.
Listed on the ATP calendar since 2014, the Rio tournament has champions Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Pablo Cuevas, Dominic Thiem, Diego Schwartzman, Laslo Djere, Cristian Garín and Carlos Alcaraz in its grand hall. Names like Fabio Fognini, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Casper Ruud, Kei Nishikori, Marin Cilic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner, Gael Monfils, Marcelo Melo, Bruno Soares, Thiago Monteiro, Thomaz Bellucci, Marcelo Demoliner, André Sá, Rogério Dutra Silva, among others, also participated in the Rio Open, and the tournament allowed tennis fans in the country to discover the stars of the Brazilian and international circuit.
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Alcaraz has scripted the biggest jump to ATP World No. 1
Since starting 2022 outside the top 30, Carlos Alcaraz has scripted the biggest jump to ATP World No. 1. “I don’t want to move from home. I take fame as something natural.
I lead a normal life although it is true that I am a little more recognized than before. I am very close to people and I like it because I see how they encourage me and what is behind from me,” The Spaniard said. “Albert Molina, who is my agent, Juanjo, my physio, and Toni (Cascales) are also part of my family, and I have a great time with them.
You spend two or three hours on the track and the rest of the time you have to do things that make you feel good,” he added.