Cuevas com­pletes Sao Paulo three-peat

New Straits Times - - Sport -

SAO PAULO: Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas won his third con­sec­u­tive Brasil Open ti­tle by beat­ing Spain’s Al­bert Ramos-Vi­no­las 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 on Mon­day in a fi­nal that even­tu­ally fin­ished more than 24 hours late af­ter suc­ces­sive rain de­lays.

The match was halted on Sun­day with third seed Cuevas trail­ing 6-7 (3-7), 3-3.

The fi­nal was due to restart on Mon­day at noon lo­cal time but it was past 6pm be­fore the per­sis­tent rain re­lented and the con­test could restart.

When it did, the World No 33 quickly took con­trol, winning the sec­ond set 6-4 and then tak­ing the third by the same score against the sec­ond-seeded Spa­niard who is ranked 24th.

The fi­nal took al­most three hours to com­plete and the vic­tory gave Cuevas his sixth ca­reer ti­tle.


Pablo Cuevas cel­e­brates af­ter winning the Brasil Open in Sao Paulo on Mon­day.

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