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The ATP Challenger Tour continues this week, with Santiago Challenger being the next tournament on the list. Let us take a look at some of the players who are competing here.


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Top seed is the Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva, who won the doubles draw in Sao Paolo Open recently. However, as a singles player, he crashed in the first round itself. He has had an uneventful year so far, and he needs to work a lot harder here to turn his form around. The second seed is the Argentinean Nicolas Kicker, who lost in the qualifiers in Sao Paolo. Prior to that, he played in Rio Open where he was the quarter-finalist. He is a promising player who needs to find his flair on the tour. Next in the list is the Austrian Gerald Melzer, whose tally this season is at 4-4. His best run came in Argentina Open, where he reached the quarterfinal. He also played in a Challenger event in Australia, but could only make it to the second round.


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Lastly, there's the 24 year old Japanese Taro Daniel, who has been failing consistently to reach the main draws as a qualifier on ATP Tour. He was the runner-up in Maui Challenger, and he can quite possibly make a run here.


Posted: 17th October 2016


The lovely city of Santiago, Chile, will be hosting the Movistar Open on the Challenger circuit this week. Let us take a look at some of the players participating in the tournament.


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Horacio Zeballos of Argentina has been awarded the top seed. His record so far is 7-13, with his last tournament being the Moselle Open, where he lost in the first round. Even though he lacks the experience on the ATP tour, he certainly is dangerous on the Challenger circuit, with two titles and a runner-up feat already under to his name. Young Brazilian Thiago Monteiro is the second seed, who was the runner-up in Santos Challenger a few weeks back. He last played in Campinas, where he reached the quarter-final. Coincidentally, Monteiro's opponent from the Santos Challenger - Renzo Olivo, is the third seed here. However, the Argentinean has failed to repeat his feat over the next couple of events in Campinas and Medellin. Lastly, Rogerio Dutra Silva is undoubtedly the most in-form player among the lot.


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He reached the semifinals in Campinas and Medellin, which was preceded by runner-up feat in the Barranquilla Challenger. This veteran Brazilian is certainly a threat for the rest of the players, and it will be interesting to see if he can go the distance here.


Posted: 7th March 2016


The 2016 Cachantun Cup will be the 9th edition in tournament history. The event is played on red outdoor clay, bringing in some quality dirt maestros each and every year.


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This year's competitors will battle for a $40.000 total prize money, and the reigning champion will return to try to defend his title. In fact, the Argentine Facundo Bagnis will be the top seed when the tournament starts on Monday. The main draw will naturally be dominated by Latino and South American players, including some high quality Challenger level competitors. Second seed Roberto Carballes Baena or third seed Rogerio Dutra Silva will be two of these players. In addition to them, there will even be a two-time ATP titlist in the draw, 33-year-old Carlos Berlocq who is also one of the most successful Challenger players of all time after winning as many as 15 titles, dating back to 2005. It is important to note, however, that the Argentine hasn't won a title at this (or higher) level since 2014.


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He will not be the favorite this time either with this unofficial appellation going to the reigning champion. If not Bagnis or the Spanish Carballes Baena, the Brazilian Dutra Silva could certainly go all the way.


Posted: 19th October 2015


The Santiago Challenger is one of the latest clay court Challengers of the season. A South American tourney, the event usually manages to lure in the best local talent.


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The total prize money while not particularly alluring at its mere $50,000 (that's usually the lowest amount in Challenger tournaments), it is enough to motivate the best South American clay courters who do not want to or cannot come over to Europe, or even compete in a North American hard court Challenger. Diego Schwartzman is an excellent example for this. The talented Argentinian youngster (still only 23 years of age) will play his third South American clay Challenger in a short time span. He wasn't as successful this fall as he was during last year when he won three titles and made one final between September and October, but he can improve that in Santiago de Chile.


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He will no doubt be the biggest favorite, but there will be other good clay courters in the main draw including second seed Alejandro Gonzalez, fourth seed Joao Souza, fifth seed Carlos Berlocq, sixth seed Facundo Bagnis or eighth seed Rogerio Dutra Silva. Each and any of these players could go all the way during the week.


Posted: 9th March 2015


The 2015 Challenger ATP Cachantun Cup will be the eighth edition of the clay court tournament that s held in Providencia, Chile. The reigning champion is the Dutch Thiemo De Bakker, who took home the vast majority of the $35,000 last year.


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That prize money was slightly bumped for the 2015 edition of the tournament, now standing at $40,000. The winningest player in tournament history is the Argentine Maximo Gonzalez, who managed to emerge victorious in 2009 and 2011 as well. In addition to his success, we have to mention de Bakker’s name as well, who not only won the tournament last season, but also made the final the year before, only losing to Facundo Bagnis on the last day of the tournament. Being a clay court event that’s held rather close to Argentina, it is no surprise that the tournament has been dominated mostly by Argentine players.


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Martin Vassallo Arguello won in 2007, the above mentioned Gonzalez in 2009 and 2011, and finally Bagnis in 2013. In addition to those results, Eduardo Schwank and Mariano Zabaleta made it to the finals in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The 2009 match between Gonzalez and Zabaleta remains the tournament’s only all-Argentine final.


Posted: 14th April 2014


The Cachantun Cup 2014 has been starting from 14th of April to 20th of the same month. It will be played on clay courts at Santigo, Chile. It is the 7th edition and is a part of 2014 ATP Challenger Tour.


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This tournament purses some huge prize money of 35,000 dollars which is no doubt, something attractive for the players. Famous and expert players all across the world are taking part in this tournament, some famous names taking part this year includes Denis Kudla, Wayne Odesnik, Facundo Argüello, Renzo Olivo, James Duckworth, Guido Andreozzi, Lucas Pouille and more. Last year, Cachantun Cup was won by Argentina player Facundo Bagnis in singles and double was won by Brazilian players Joao Souza and Marcelo Demoliner. This year some tough matches are also expected among the players who are fighting hard to grab the 2014 title and the price money of 35,000 dollars. If you are a tennis lover and want to enjoy some days with your favorite tennis stars go and buy tickets for Cachantun Cup 2014.


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Tickets are available online and hotlines are open 24*7. You can get the score info and other details online from several sources as well.


Posted: 4th March 2013


The ATP Challenger Tour, the tour for the up and coming tennis stars of tomorrow, will have two tournaments being played this week, as well as a whole list of futures matches. One of the two featured tournaments is going to be played on carpeted courts, in Kyoto, Japan. This tournament will feature a singles draw of 32 and it will be joined by our featured tournament this week, which is going to be played on clay courts this time. The prize purse for this one is $35,000 and it is going to be held in Santiago, Chile.


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This tournament is officially called the Copa Cachantun and it happens in Santiago, Chile from March 4th to the 10th, 2013. It is going to be played on red clay for $35,000, and the top seed for this event is going to be the number 91st ranked Martin Alund. Then, as the second seed, and currently ranked 110th is Thiemo De Bakker with Rogerio Dutra Silva as the third seed. Fourth and fifth seeds in the Copa Cachuntun is going to be Federico Delbonis and Antonio Veic with Joao Souza as the sixth seed. Paul Capdeville and Diego Sebastian Schwartzman are seventh and eighth.


Posted: 18th October 2010


There are four tournaments happening on the ATP Challenger Tour circuit next week including one in Seoul, Korea on hard courts for $125,000 and another in Orleans, France called the Open d'Orleans and held on hard courts for €106,500 October 18th through the 24th as well as a tournament in the United States, held in Calabasas, California on hard courts.


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If you want to watch tennis streams live then get your membership at any of the links on this page. You'll get a year's access to streaming video right from your computer in very high quality. Another tournament that will be taking place this week is the ATP Challenger event in Santiago, Chile. The ATP Challenger Tour is for the tennis stars of tomorrow, who are looking for more points and more prize money on the ATP World Tour. The Santiago, Chile tournament is officially called the Copa Petrobas, Chile, held October 18th through the 24th, and held on red clay for $100,000. The top seed in this tournament is Fabio Fognini from Italy, who will compete against Rogerio Dutra da Silva who is from Brazil. The second seed in the Copa Petrobas, Chile is Pere Riba from Spain, and the third seed is Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, who is also from Spain.


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Joao Souza is the fourth seed, from Brazil and then the fifth and sixth seeds of the tournament are Albert Ramos Vinolas from Spain and Rui Machado from Portugal. The seventh and eight seeds are Yuri Schukin and Nicolas Massu. You'll get instant access to tennis streams including ATP, WTA and Challenger Events right from your computer in high quality streaming video.


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Posted: 6th March 2017

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