The moment you all have been waiting for is here. No, it’s not the FIFA World Cup, that’s in 2018. No, it’s not the Superclásico between River and Boca either. The other big sporting event of the year — the Argentine Open for tennis! Well, it might not actually be the moment you all have been waiting for, but there’s got to be a couple tennis fans out there still.
Jokes aside, those who attend will have the opportunity to experience some of the best tennis in the world first-hand during the one week of the year when it comes to Argentina. Japan’s Kei Nishikori, number 5 in the ATP ranking, will be the main attraction. Spain’s David Ferrer, ranked 25th and who has won the singles’ championship 3 years in a row (2012, 2013, 2014) will also be at the competing for the trophy and the 250 ATP points the tournament grants the winner.
Argentina’s finest, Juan Martín Del Potro, has again decided not to attend. This time, he decided to start competing mid-February in order to fully recover the wrist he had to get surgery on three times. Federico Delbonis (49th) and Diego Schwartzman (52nd) are the best ranking Argentines looking to put the country at the top.
The competition consists of both single’s and double’s and will take place at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club from February 11th to February 19th. The competition is the second stop of the Latin American clay-court series.
Ticket sales take place from 12 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 12 to 6 p.m on Saturday and Sunday.
Ticket prices range from AR $200 to AR $3,000. As for tournament pass tickets, prices range from AR $1,440 to AR $10,200.