Worst attendance in Buenos Aires since 2000. Nadal or Del Potro may play next year



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Worst attendance in Buenos Aires since 2000. Nadal or Del Potro may play next year

It wasn't a remarkable 2017 edition for the ATP 250 of Buenos Aires. Last week 34.171 people attended the event during the whole tournament, which was the lowest number of attendaces since 2000, when Buenos Aires was a Challenger event before entering in the ATP Calendar.

It sets many question marks on the future where there could be a change of the event date and surface: by 2019 it could switch from clay to hard-court, which may attract more good players to play. This year the only top 10 player was a top star like Kei Nishikori, but who in Argentina isn't as popular as Rafael Nadal, who had played in 2015 and 2016 bringing positive earnings to the tournament.

One of the first goals for next year, said the owner of the event Miguel Nido, will be right to have Nadal in Argentina again. 'I would like to see him coming here, we will have to see how he will be doing physically because the South American swing depends much by his knees', Nido told the tournament website.

If Rafa doesn't come, Del Potro could play: 'An invitation to him should not be thrown out. Then we will aim to have two young players depending on how they will do over the year, and then some veterans like Monfils.

I think there is a good chance to have Thiem or Zverev too.' ALSO READ: Will Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams be at the Colosseum in Rome in May?