Cuevas wins third straight Brazil Open title


Sao Paulo, March 7, 2017: Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas has won his third straight Brazil Open tennis title by defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-7 (7-3), 6-4, 6-4 in a rain-affected final.

The match was postponed on Sunday night when heavy rain forced players off the court with Ramos-Vinolas leading the dual defending champion 7-6 (3), 3-3, reports Xinhua news agency.

Play finally resumed on Monday night after almost 24 hours of constant rain at the outdoor clay court venue here.

Cuevas took control immediately after the restart before wrapping up the match. It was Cuevas’ sixth ATP singles title, all of which have been on clay.


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