Ecuador Open Facts and Trivia
The Ecuador Open is one of the first clay court tournaments of the year, taking place in Quito, Ecuador. The clay court season that follows soon after is an important stretch of the tour for many players, as it is often the case that certain players who may be average on hard courts can excel on the clay. Let’s get into some Ecuador Open facts and trivia.
Ecuador Open Facts
The Ecuador Open is a new tournament. Like, really new. The first edition of this ATP 250 event took place in 2015, making it one of the newest events on the tour.
Obviously the shelf-life of this particular fact will be a little short. So far there has only been one champion at this event; Victor Estrella Burgos. The Dominican has won both Ecuador Open’s that have taken place in 2015 and 2016. Will he make it a hat trick in 2017?
The Ecuador Open lays claim to being the opening tournament of a series of Latin American events dubbed the “Golden Swing”. Ecuador, along with Buenos Aires, Rio, and Brazil, each host a tournament in February, all on clay courts. The Ecuador Open replaced the Chile Open in this series after the latter folded due to financial issues.
Out with the Old
The host city, Quito, was formerly home to another tennis tournament, the Quito Open. This tournament ran from 1979 to 1982 as part of the Grand Prix Circuit.
No Girls Allowed
The tournament plays host to men’s singles and doubles competition only. No ladies event yet.
Ecuador Open Prize Money
The total prize money on offer at the Ecuador Open is $463,520. That’s about the norm for an ATP 250 event.
That’s all the Ecuador Open facts we have for now. If you have more, or if you spot mistakes or out of date facts in the ones we have, drop a comment below. We will be updating this trivia page (and the others!) as new facts happen.
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