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Rio Open Sunday Men's Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Rio Open presented by Claro hdtv
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2014

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 

FINALS REVIEW - NADAL CLAIMS INAUGURAL RIO TITLE; CABAL/FARAH WIN FIRST TITLE
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.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

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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