Chile Open (tennis)
The ATP tournament of Viña del Mar ( officially Royal Guard Open Chile, formerly VTR Open ) is a men's tennis tournament, which is held annually by the ATP in the ATP World Tour in Chile's Viña del Mar. The first edition took place in 1993; the venue changed over the years from Santiago to Viña del Mar. During the seasons 2010 and 2011, the tournament was again briefly at its original place, changed from 2012 but again the location and has since been re- played in Viña del Mar.
The tournament is part of the ATP World Tour 250 and the so-called Golden Swing, a series of clay court tournaments in Latin America at the beginning of the season (next to Viña del Mar still Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro until 2013 Acapulco). Been a German player could not enter in the list of winners is. Last -time tournament winner was Fernando González of Chile in 2009. González also won in 2002, 2004 and 2008, making it the only player to have won the tournament four times.
The tournament takes place today instead of late January and early February and lasts a week. It is played on sand at least 467 800 U.S. $ prize money, of which the winner will receive U.S. $ 74,000. Tournament Director is Alvaro Fillol.