Fernando Verdasco is back to the Rio Open presented by Claro. After finishing runner-up in 2018, the Spaniard joins the tournament line-up alongside Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini, Diego Schwartzman and Borna Coric.

Davis Cup champion and ATP Finals champion in doubles, Verdasco is a fan favorite in Brazil. He owns 23 titles in singles and doubles, including the Rio Open in 2018 with David Marrero.

At 36-years-old, Verdasco is one of the most experienced players in the top 100. He ranks fifth among active players with most wins (546) and will play his 20th season in 2020.

“I have great memories of the Rio Open. I had a very special week in 2018, with many wins and great support from the Brazilian crowd. Brazil is a place I connect with and I cannot wait to come back and hopefully have another magical week”, said Verdasco.

“We are deeply satisfied of having Verdasco once again in the tournament. An experienced player with a lot of success and a fan favorite. Our line-up continues to grow, with players from every generation, with different game styles for all tastes”, said Luiz Carvalho, Tournament Director.

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