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The Cordoba Open held in Argentina is traditionally the first ATP event on clay each year as it kicks off the South American clay swing.
|5 - 11 February
|Polo Deportivo Kempes
|32 players (ATP Entry List)
|$562,345 (Distribution Overview)
|250 for champion (Distribution Overview)
The event is part of a short South American clay season, which is also called the Golden Swing, that features multiple events, such as the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as the Rio Open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's held in February and belongs to the ATP 250 category of events, featuring entry lists filled with predominantly clay specialists.
Many of these clay players come from South America, which is why the past champions list includes only one player who wasn't born on the continent. It's also a relatively new event that was added to the calendar in 2019, replacing the Ecuador Open, which was held in Quito, Ecuador.
Matches are played at the Polo Deportivo Kempes venue in Cordoba, Argentina, and the tournament usually attracts home Argentinian players, who often get a lot of support from the home crowd, and pay back by winning the title, as the first five finals at the tournament saw six Argentinian players battle for the trophy, with three winning.
The first-ever edition was won by native player Juan Ignacio Londero, who defeated compatriot Guido Pella in the final. Other champions include Cristian Garin, Albert Ramos Vinolas, and Argentinians Juan Manuel Cerundolo and Sebastian Baez.
The tournament is held on outdoor clay courts, and for clay specialists, it offers a great opportunity to play on their favorite surface before moving to the United States for another swing, the Sunshine Double, played at the Indian Wells and the Miami Open.