Pablo Cuevas wins Brazilian tennis fans’ hearts
Rio de Janeiro – Pablo Cuevas in the finals of the Rio defeated Argentinean Guido Pella 6: 4, 6: 7 and 6: 4th For Cuevas, who was eliminated in the semifinals of the first tournament superstar Spaniard Rafael Nadal, this is the fourth title at the ATP tournament. At the same time also the largest, so far Uruguayan has not won a tournament series 500. The victory also received the highest check of his career – more than $ 300,000.
Cuevas Rio came up a special venture being helped him even competitors – on all five matches he is ugnala themselves leftists, what has happened for the first time in the history of tournament ATP.
Despite the defeat of the Rio satisfied to leave well levoroki Pella, before the tournament 71 player in the world. With the victory, for which he received 142,000 dollars, it will be on the new table ATP climbed up to him to record the rankings. Progress will also Cuevas; from 45th place to 27th
In the US finals at the tennis tournament in Delray Beach, Florida, with a prize pool of more than half a million dollars is Sam Querrey defeated prefer Rama 6: 4, 7: 6th He is the eighth title on the ATP tour, but the first since 2012. The Ram, which will be the new ATP rankings climbed to a personal record – before the tournament was 89, Querrey 61. However, for the first time in his career lost the finals of the ATP tournament. He won the two previous ones.
Another interesting topic that is worth mentioning at today’s Tennis report is the duel between Tecau and Mergea, the main favorites of the doubles in Dubai (ATP).
The couple made up of tennis player Romanian Horia Tecau and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer was named seeded number one in the doubles at the ATP tournament in Dubai (UAE), which starts Monday and is endowed with prize money of 2,249. $ 215.
The pair formed by Romanian Florin Mergea and Rohan Bopanna Indian is the second favorite of the competition.
In the opening round, Rojer and Tecau will play against the pair Guillermo García-López (Spain) / Viktor Troicki (Serbia), before which they won 6-2, 6-2, on 9 February in the first round in Rotterdam .
Mergea and Bopanna will play in the opening round against the couple Daniel Nestor (Canada) / Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic).
Bopanna is the title holder in Dubai, along with Daniel Nestor. The Indian has titles in Dubai in 2014 (along with Pakistani Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi) and in 2012 (along with his compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi). Rojer and Tecau were defeated in the semifinals of Bopanna and Nestor previous edition.