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Sebastian Baez (ARG) Claims Rio Open Singles Title While Rafael Matos (BRA) Secures First Brazilian Doubles Title

The historic 10th edition of the Rio Open concluded with notable achievements for Brazilian tennis and Argentine players. Rafael Matos, alongside Colombian Nicolas Barrientos, secured Brazil's first doubles title in the tournament's history.


Sebastian Baez (ARG) Claims Rio Open Singles Title


Matos and Barrientos defeated Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler in straight sets to claim the victory. Matos expressed his gratitude for the support and highlighted the significance of the Rio Open in Brazilian tennis.


Nicolas Barrientos (L) and Rafael Matos (R) wins Brazil's first doubles title in the tournament's history.


Meanwhile, Argentine Sebastian Baez emerged as the singles champion, marking his biggest career title and becoming the tenth different champion in the tournament's ten editions. Baez defeated fellow Argentine Mariano Navone in straight sets to clinch the title. Baez expressed his joy and appreciation for the tournament and its Brazilian fans.


Gustavo Kuerten, attending the event, emphasized the importance of the Rio Open for Brazilian tennis, calling it "our Grand Slam" and praising its impact on emerging talents like Thiago Monteiro and Thiago Wild.


Gustavo Kuerten


Directors of the tournament reflected on its historic significance, citing record attendance, organizational achievements, and notable performances by Brazilian players. They expressed satisfaction with the event's success and outlined plans for continued improvement in future editions.

SEBASTIAN BAEZ'S PATH TO THE SIMPLES TITLE:


  • First round - Corentin Moutet (FRA) - 6/4 and 6/3

  • Second round - Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG) - 7/6(1) and 6/3

  • Quarterfinals - Thiago Monteiro (BRA) - 6/4, 1/6 and 6/2

  • Semifinal - Francisco Cerundolo (ARG) - 7/5 and 6/0

  • Final - Mariano Navone (ARG) - 6/2 and 6/1

 

BARRIENTOS AND MATOS' PATH TO THE DOUBLES TITLE:


  • First round - Marcelo Melo (BRA) / Matwe Middelkoop (HOL) - 3/6, 6/4 and 10-6

  • Quarter-finals - Kevin Krawietz (ALE) / Tim Puetz ( ALE) - 7/6(6) and 7/5

  • Semifinal - Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) - 2/6, 6/3 and 10-6

  • Final - Alexander Erler (AUT) / Lucas Miedler (AUT ) - 6/4 and 6/3


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Fotojump.

 

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