Argentina Open

The Argentina Open is an outdoor clay-court tennis tournament held in February in Buenos Aires, Argentina, belonging to the ATP 250 category.

Date: 12 - 18 February
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Clay
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Venue: Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club
Players: 32 players (ATP Entry List)
Prize Money: $642,615 (Distribution Overview)
Points: 250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
Draw: ATP Draw
Official website: https://argentinaopentennis.com

The Argentina Open, also locally known as the Abierto Argentino, is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world, having been held since 1927 when Juan Carlos Morea won the trophy at the tournament, which was then called the Argentina International Championships.

Since then, until today, the event wasn't held only a handful of times, and it has a long list of champions. Players like Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud, Carlos Moya, David Ferrer, Gustavo Kuerten, Ivan Lendl, and Guillermo Vilas have all won the tournament.

Argentina's own Guillermo Vilas is the most successful player, having won the event a record eight times. The hosting venue is the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club, which has a 5,500-seat main court. Despite being only an ATP 250 event, it's generally very popular among players who prefer to play on clay courts.

It's held in February during the Golden Swing, with the Cordoba Open being held before, and the Rio Open, and the Chile Open after the tournament in Buenos Aires.

At the moment, the tournament doesn't have a big title sponsor, and that's why it keeps its original name - the Argentina Open. Instead, the city of Buenos Aires is helping the tournament financially, and in the past, the event was called also the South American Open, or Copa AT&T and Copa Telmex.

Until 1987, women also competed in Buenos Aires, but that's not the case anymore, with only men's ATP 250 tournament being part of the Argentina Open.

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