Chile's Garin Headlines Inaugural Santiago Tournament; All You Need To Know
Cristian Garin opened the ATP Tour's 'Golden Swing' through Latin America by winning the Cordoba Open title, and he will be aiming to conclude it with another trophy at the inaugural edition of his home country tournament, the Chile Dove Men+Care Open in Santiago.
Garin was only a teenager the last time Chile hosted an ATP Tour event. He grew up watching Fernando Gonzalez and Nicolas Massu at the tournament in Vina del Mar, and in 2013, he made an impressive tour-level debut there as a 16-year-old, when he defeated Dusan Lajovic to become the fifth player aged 16 years and under to win a tour-level match since 2000. Last April in Houston, Garin broke through to become the first Chilean since Gonzalez in 2009 to win an ATP Tour singles title.
Casper Ruud will be attempting to win his second title of the 2020 'Golden Swing'. The 21-year-old triumphed at the Argentina Open last week to become the first player from Norway to win an ATP Tour title. Marco Cecchinato and Juan Ignacio Londero, who claimed the clay-court crowns last season respectively in Buenos Aires and Cordoba, will also be among the contenders in Santiago.
Here's all you need to know about Santiago tennis tournament: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch and more.
Tournament Dates: 24 February - 1 March 2020
Tournament Director: Catalina Fillol
Draw Ceremony: Saturday, 22 February at 12:30pm, Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica CDUC
Schedule (Visit Official Website)
* Qualifying: Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm
* Main draw: Monday - Friday at 1:00pm and 8:30pm, Saturday at 3:00pm
* Doubles final: Saturday, 29 February at 3:00pm
* Singles final: Sunday, 1 March at 4:00pm
Venue: Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica CDUC
Prize Money: USD $604,010 (Total Financial Commitment: USD $674,730)
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Did You Know... Chile previously hosted an ATP Tour event from 1993-2014, with the event held in Santiago (1993-2000, 2010-11) and Vina del Mar (2001-09, 2012-14). Fernando Gonzalez won the title four times (2002, '04, '08-09).