Sao Paulo Live
The tennis action in Brazil continues this week, with Sao Paulo being the next city to host the ATP Tournament. The top four seeds have been given a bye into the second round.
First up is the Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, who emerged as the runner-up in Rio Open after losing to Dominic Thiem. He is the most consistent player to be featuring in Sao Paulo, making this tournament his to lose. Next up is his compatriot Albert Ramos Vinolas, whom he has been seeing since the Argentina Open. Albert made it to the semifinal in Rio before losing to none other than Thiem. In the same way, Pablo Cuevas too has been playing along the side of the above players since Argentina. However, his form has been poorest of all, as he has lost his opening games in both the tournaments. In fact, this has been the case for him throughout this season, owing to which the Uruguayan is slipping down in the rankings by the week. Lastly, there's the Portuguese Joao Sousa, who has been seeded fourth.
He last played in Rio as well, where he lost in the first round. His best run of the year came in ASB Classic, where he was the runner-up after losing to Jack Sock.
Posted: 22nd February 2016
The Brasil Open is one of the rare indoor clay court events of the year. The 2016 tournament will be the 16th edition and it will come with a $436,220 total prize money.
The reigning champion is the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas who will probably try to defend his title, but at the moment he is still in Rio, trying to capture the Rio Open Trophy against the Argentine Guido Pella. The two are currently tied at 3-3 in the first set and the match is on a rain delay. Regardless of the result, Rio and Sau Paolo are only 370 kilometers away from each other (230 miles), which suggests that Cuevas should be ready by the time the Open starts. Although he is the defending champion, he will not be the first seed of the tournament. That honor will fall on the French Benoit Paire who reached the semifinal in Marseille at the Open 13 tournament. He lost to Marin Cilic there who ended up as the runner-up, losing to the Australian Nick Kyrgios who just won his maiden ATP title. The second seed will be the Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci who although hasn't managed to win this trophy yet, has a finals appearance from 2009. In the last two years the tournament was won ny South American players, but otherwise it is usually dominated by Spaniards. Between 2008 and 2013 only Spanish players have won it.
Nicolas Almagro three times, along with Robredo, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Rafael Nadal who all managed to capture one Brasil Open title during that period. Only Almagro will compete this year but despite being a three-time champion here, he is probably not the biggest favorite this time.
Posted: 9th February 2015
The 15th edition of the Brasil Open will be live this week as the tournament is played in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tournament will be played on indoor clay courts and will be played between February 9 and 15 this year.
The Brasil Open is a part of the ATP World Tour and is a male event. The defending champion at Sao Paolo is Argentinian Federico Delbonis, who is not amongst the top 8 seeds for the tournament. There will be a couple of Spaniards from the top 20 who will be trying to come out on top of the rest. The tournament has a prize money of more than half a million dollars and the top two seeds are Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo. The other players who will be competing at this tournament include the likes of Italian Fabio Fognini, Argentinian Leonardo Mayer, Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, Colombian Santiago Giraldo, Slovakian Martin Klizan, and Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
Verdasco will be an outside favourite for this tournament. In fact, it will be disappointing if he were to go out before the semis. Austrian-Brazilian pair Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares are the top seeded duo for the doubles event which also has the Colombian pairing of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah competing for top honours.
Posted: 24th February 2014
ATP Tour comes to Sao Paulo this February for the 14th time for a bout of matches to be held over a week, from the 24th of February till the 2nd of March, 2014.
The purse for the tournament is $474,005. Matches will be played on indoor courts of clay. Brazil Open belongs to ATP 250 and World Tour serie. The 2013 champion, Rafael Nadal, does not appear in the main draw lists this year. Instead, the cup is expected to be juggled between Tommy Haas of Germany, Nicolas Almagro of Spain and Juan Monaco of Argentina. Spain has also sent in Marcel Granollers and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, both esteemed names in the world of tennis. Brazil itself has three players in the tournament, all via the wild cards. These include Thomaz Belluci, Guilherme Clezar and Joao Souza. The defending doubles champions, Peya of Austria and Soares of Brazil, are participating in the tournament this year. They will have to retain their title against Columbian doubles, Cabal and Farah, and German duos, Begemann and Emmrich.
Tickets for all the matches have been made available online through the official ATP websites and will also be available on spot at the courts.
Posted: 11th February 2013
On the ATP World Tour this week, an ATP 250 Level tournament that will start on the 11th of February. This event is called the Brasil Open 2013 and it will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is an indoor tournament that is to be played on clay, and has a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. This event is worth $455,775 and will be joined by the SAP Open, which is going to be in San Jose, in the United States, and the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, which is going to be in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This tournament was previously in Costa do Sauipe, for eleven years, and it just came to Sao Paulo last year. The venue is the Complexo Desportivo Constancio Vaz Guimaraes, and it is now an indoors tournament rather than an outdoors because there is often wet weather in Sao Paulo during this time of year. Rafael Nadal is the top seed in this tournament, followed by Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco as third. Fourth seed is Stanislas Wawrinka and Jeremy Chardy is fifth. The rest of the top eight include Thomaz Bellucci, Pablo Andujar and David Nalbandian.
Posted: 13th February 2012
The ATP World Tour will be holding the Brasil Open 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil starting February 13th, and indoor clay tournament that is worth nearly half a million dollar. It features a singles draw of 28 and a doubles draw of 16. The SAP Open in San Jose, California in the United States will be running alongside this tournament, also starting on the 13th of February and also played indoors, but on hard courts. Then, the Open 13 will be held in Marseille, France starting February 20th. That tournament is indoor on hard courts.
Nicolas Almagro is the top seed for this tournament. He will be joined at the top by Gilles Simon who will take the spot of second seed. Our third and our fourth are Fernando Verdasco and Thomaz Belluci. Carlos Berlocq will be the fifth seed. The last three are Juan Carlos Ferrero as sixth. Albert Montanes as the seventh and David Nalbandian as the eighth seed. You can watch live, high quality video of tennis tournaments right from your computer or mobile device. All you have to do is click on the banners that are on this page to get started.
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Posted: 27th February 2017
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