Rio Open Sunday Men’s Tennis Results

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Rio Open Tennis News
Rio Open Presented By Claro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Singles – Final
P. Cuevas (URU) d G. Pella (ARG) 64 67(5) 64

Doubles – Final
[2] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) d [Q] P. Carreno Busta (ESP) / D. Marrero (ESP) 76(5) 61
•    Pablo Cuevas dodged rain drops in defeating a dogged Guido Pella for his first ATP World Tour 500 title.
•    The Uruguayan, who upset Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, claimed his fourth ATP World Tour title overall after a 3.5-hour rain delay halted play in the first set.
•    Cuevas is the first player to win a tour-level crown without facing a right-handed opponent. He defeated five straight lefties en route to the title.
•    Pella was bidding to claim his first ATP World Tour title in his first final.
•    Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah won their second Rio de Janeiro crown in three years, overcoming six of seven break points in Sunday’s final.
•    The second-seeded Colombians captured their sixth ATP World Tour team title and second in as many weeks, having triumphed in Buenos Aires.


Cuevas: “I’m very happy to win my first 500 title, especially after winning a special semi-final against one of the greatest players ever on clay (Nadal). Today, against Guido, I won a difficult but good match between the two of us. I really love my time in Brazil, not only when I’m on court. I enjoy it when I play here.

“Guido is a very complete player. He had a great week here. I have nothing but nice words to say about him.”

Pella: “It’s been a great week. Now, I have to get used to being in the Top 50 for the first time. It’s big, but I need to continue to focus and work hard.”

Cabal: “This is the result of a lot of work and sacrifice and many hours on court. We’ve had the same mentality in each match and we’re happy to finish the job this week. Now it’s time to rest and then look ahead to the next tournament.”

Farah: “We are very happy to win in Rio and play in such a great tournament. We started the swing winning in Buenos Aires and now in Rio we played our best tennis. We have to give thanks to the fans for always supporting this team and pushing us all week. We’re very happy.”

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