|Trofeo Ricardo Delgado Aray|
|ATP Challenger Tour|
|Event name||Ricardo delgado Aray was a local business man which was pioner of tennis in the city of manta, building the first free tennis court in his house for everyone could play there. After his death in 2008 people put his name in memorial for all his phylantropical things|
|Venue||Umiña Tenis Club|
|Category||ATP Challenger Tour|
The Trofeo Ricardo Delgado Aray (also known as the Manta Open) is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is currently part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. It is held annually at the Umiña Tenis Club in Manta, Ecuador, since 2004.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) is a main men's tennis governing body.
The ATP Challenger Tour, known until the end of 2008 as the ATP Challenger Series, is a series of international men's professional tennis tournaments. The top tier of annual men's tennis is the ATP World Tour, Challenger Tour events are the second highest level of competition, and the Futures tournaments on the ITF Men's Circuit are the third and fourth tier of international professional tennis competition. The ATP Challenger Tour is administered by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Players who succeed on the ATP Challenger Tour earn sufficient ranking points to become eligible for main draw or qualifying draw entry at ATP World Tour tournaments. Players on the Challenger Tour are either young players looking to advance their careers, those who fail to qualify for ATP events, or former ATP winners looking to get back into the big tour.
|2014||4–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|2013||4–6, 6–0, 7–5|
|2009||3–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|2004||6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–4|
|2011||6–1, 6–7(2–7), [11–9]|
|2009||6–1, 2–6, [10–7]|
|2008||7–5, 3–6, [10–7]|
|2005||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|2004||3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)|
Manta is a mid-sized city in Manabí Province, Ecuador. It is the second most populous city in the province, the fifth most populous in the country. Manta has existed since Pre-Columbian times. It was a trading post for the Mantas. According to the 2001 census, the city had 192,322 inhabitants. Its main economic activity is tuna fishing. Other economic activities include tourism and a chemical industry with products from cleaning supplies to oils and margarine.
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