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Rio Open Sunday Men's Tennis Results





Rio Open presented by Claro hdtv
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Singles - Final
[1] R Nadal (ESP) d A Dolgopolov (UKR) 63 76(3)

Doubles - Final
J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d [2] D Marrero (ESP) / M Melo (BRA) 64 62 

ē  World No. 1 Rafael Nadal claimed his second title of the season and 62nd overall, moving up to joint-seventh with Guillermo Vilas in the Open Era title leaders list.
ē  Nadal is undefeated on Brazilian soil, including his titles in Costa do Sauipe in 2005 (d. A. Martin) and in Sao Paulo last year (d. Nalbandian).
ē  Nadal had saved two match points to overcome countryman Pablo Andujar in the semi-finals.
ē  Dolgopolov, who ousted No. 2 seed David Ferrer in the semi-finals, dropped to a 2-4 finals record.
ē  Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah captured their first ATP World Tour doubles title. They were contesting their fourth final together and third of the season.


Nadal: "Iím very happy. Always when you win a title, itís special. You donít have a chance to play a lot of these [ATP World Tour 500 tournaments] in the calendar. The first edition of a big tournament like Rio, itís a very important city in the world, and after coming back from injury, it always makes the victory a little more special."
"Yesterday was a tough match. Pablo played a great match, playing very aggressive. I played too short yesterday and I gave him the chance to have control of the point from inside. Iím not very happy with the way I played yesterday, but I think today I was able to play with a little bit more calm, play a little bit longer and go a little bit more for the points. I played a more solid match today."

Dolgopolov: "He was playing more solid than I watched him play yesterday. The stats were pretty impressive from him. As usual, he was spinning his forehand, making a lot of trouble to hit flat and I couldnít really get used to his serve much - only at the end of the match - but Iím quite happy with the week."

Cabal: "We had an incredible week. It was a really good level the whole week. Today, we kept our intensity at 100 per cent and played really well on the important points."

Farah: "We're so happy we got the monkey off our back. We came up short in a couple of finals and now I hope way more titles will come our way."


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