Ecuador Open (tennis)

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Ecuador Open Quito
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded2015
Abolished2018
LocationQuito
Ecuador
VenueClub Jacarandá
CategoryATP World Tour 250 series
SurfaceClay / Outdoors
Draw28S /16D / 32Q
Prize money$494,310
Websiteecuadoropen.com.ec
Current champions (2018)
Men's singlesSpain Roberto Carballés Baena
Men's doublesChile Nicolás Jarry
Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo

The Ecuador Open Quito was a men's tennis event on the ATP Tour held in the Ecuadorean capital of Quito. Begun in 2015, it was part of the ATP 250 Series. The tournament was played on outdoor clay courts. The event replaced the VTR Open held in Chile.[1]

The city was previously home to the Quito Open, a Grand Prix-affiliated tournament played from 1979 to 1982.

Quito is located at 2800 metres above sea level, more than twice higher than the Alps tournaments. Players must adapt to thinner air, which causes breathing difficulties and makes the ball fly faster.

Victor Estrella Burgos won the title in 2015, successfully defended it in 2016 and did so again in 2017 to maintain his 100% record at the tournament. However, he lost in the second round of the 2018 edition to Gerald Melzer.

On 24 August 2018, tournament organisers announced that the tournament is officially folded due to lack of financial support.[2]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2015 Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella Burgos Spain Feliciano López 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5)
2016 Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella Burgos (2) Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
2017 Dominican Republic Víctor Estrella Burgos (3) Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 7–6(8–6)
2018 Spain Roberto Carballés Baena Spain Albert Ramos Viñolas 6–3, 4–6, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2015 Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alexander Satschko
Dominican Republic Victor Estrella Burgos
Brazil João Souza
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
2016 Spain Pablo Carreño Busta
Argentina Guillermo Durán
Brazil Thomaz Bellucci
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
7–5, 6–4
2017 United States James Cerretani
Austria Philipp Oswald
Chile Julio Peralta
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–3, 2–1, ret.

2018 Chile Nicolás Jarry
Chile Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
United States Austin Krajicek
United States Jackson Withrow
7–6(8–6), 6–3

See also[edit]

  • Quito Open – men's Grand Prix tournament held from 1979 to 1982

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chile pierde la sede del ATP de Viña del Mar después de 21 años en el circuito" [Chile loses the ATP stage at Viña del Mar after 21 years in the circuit] (in Spanish). El Mercurio. 10 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Ecuador deja de organizar el ATP 250 de Quito por falta de apoyo económico" [Ecuador stops organising the ATP 250 stage in Quito due to lack of financial support] (in Spanish). El Comercio. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.

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