Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil, ATP 250

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    DATE: 27 Feb - 5 Mar, 2017
    SURFACE: Clay
    PRIZE MONEY: $455,565
    FIELD SIZE: 28
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Pablo Cuevas

    Seeds:

    1 CARRENO BUSTA, Pablo
    2 RAMOS-VINOLAS, Albert
    3 CUEVAS, Pablo
    4 SOUSA, Joao
    5 FOGNINI, Fabio
    6 SCHWARTZMAN, Diego
    7 DELBONIS, Federico
    8 BERLOCQ, Carlos


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    Brasil Open Bahia 2011.
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    The Tournament:

    The Brasil Open is a tennis tournament held annually in São Paulo, Brazil. A part of the ATP World Tour 250 series, it is one of the main events in the Brazilian tennis calendar. Since 2004, it has been a part of the South American clay court circuit but was held on hard courts prior to 2004. Nicolás Almagro hold the record for most titles at this tournament. Src: Wiki

    The Players:

    Pablo Carrena Busta heads a field that includes some of the best clay court players in the business and will face stern opposition from the likes of two time defending champion Pablo Cuevas and second seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

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    About São Paulo:

    Travelogue by @Billie
    The largest city in South America, São Paulo’s cuisine and art is as multinational as its diverse population of 11 million (city) and over 20 million (metro). With the restaurants of the Jardins district serving every food imaginable to diners from around the world, you wouldn’t be out of place going to São Paulo just for the dining. But you’d be missing out on world-class museums, diverse and vibrant neighbourhood tours, and crazy-good shopping.

    With one of the world’s fastest-growing metropolitan populations, São Paulo is also the largest city of the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest conurbations in the world. It is a dynamic late bloomer, having been heavily overshadowed by Rio de Janeiro not only during the colonial era but also throughout the 19th century. Only when coffee became Brazil’s vital export crop in the last decades of the 19th century did São Paulo become a major centre of economic activity with concomitant population growth. Migration, both from Europe and internal, led to great expansion and diversification. When São Paulo served as the main focus of Brazil’s industrialization in the early decades of the 20th century, it rapidly closed the gap with Rio de Janeiro, which shortly before the turn of the century had been 10 times as large.

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    São Paulo, capital of São Paulo estado (state), southeastern Brazil. It is the foremost industrial centre in Latin America. The city is located on a plateau of the Brazilian Highlands extending inland from the Serra do Mar, which rises as part of the Great Escarpment only a short distance inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The city itself sits in a shallow basin with low mountains to the west. It lies about 220 miles (350 km) southwest of Rio de Janeiro and about 30 miles (50 km) inland from its Atlantic Ocean port of Santos. The city’s name derives from its having been founded by Jesuit missionaries on January 25, 1554, the anniversary of the conversion of St. Paul.

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    The Draw:

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    no Tommy R this time ??
     
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    Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday
    Guido Pella (Argentina) beat Guilherme Clezar (Brazil) 6-2 6-3
    Renzo Olivo (Argentina) beat Inigo Cervantes (Spain) 7-6(6) 6-4
    Gastao Elias (Portugal) beat Orlando Luz (Brazil) 6-2 7-5
     
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    Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday

    6-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-2 6-0
    Casper Ruud (Norway) beat Akira Santillan (Japan) 6-4 6-4
    Joao Souza (Brazil) beat Horacio Zeballos (Argentina) 6-2 7-6(3)
    5-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Marco Cecchinato (Italy) 6-4 7-6(4)
    Facundo Bagnis (Argentina) beat Dusan Lajovic (Serbia) 6-2 7-5
    Alessandro Giannessi (Italy) beat Rogerio Dutra Silva (Brazil) 6-4 6-3
    7-Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat Jozef Kovalik (Slovakia) 6-4 7-6(5)
    Gerald Melzer (Austria) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-2 7-6(3)
    8-Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) beat Thiago Monteiro (Brazil) 4-6 6-4 6-4
     
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    Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday

    2-Albert Ramos (Spain) beat Gastao Elias (Portugal) 6-4 7-6(5)
    7-Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat Casper Ruud (Norway) 7-5 6-3
    4-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Renzo Olivo (Argentina) 6-2 6-4
    Guido Pella (Argentina) beat 8-Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 7-5 6-3
     
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    Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday

    1-Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Joao Souza (Brazil) 6-4 6-2
    3-Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) beat Facundo Bagnis (Argentina) 6-2 6-2
    5-Fabio Fognini (Italy) beat Alessandro Giannessi (Italy) 7-6(1) 7-6(3)
    6-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat Gerald Melzer (Austria) 6-2 6-2
     
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    Couldn´t make it to the tournament just yet but I hope I can still see a match or two. If I make it there I can vividly root against Fognini and maybe help him destroy a racquet or two.
     
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    You got your wish, and I hope you were there to see it: Carreño Busta busted The Fog.
     
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    Unfortunately, I wasn`t... watched on the TV though.

    After the Federer x Donskoy, another extremely weird match in the same week. Fognini got a bagel in the first, well deserved. He was down a break in the second, facing yet double break point. At this point he was playing with zero interest. But, precisely due to the lack of interest, he started to play fearless tennis (or better, who-gives-a-fuck tennis). He saved the break points, and suddenly he was giving Carreno Busta a clinic. As much as hate to admit it, the guy has serious talent, and while on this frame of mind, he was using the drop shot perfectly, volleying with precision and blasting the forehand. He went from 2-4 down to 6x5 up, and Carreno Busta did nothing wrong in the process, much to the contrary.

    But, guess what... as soon as he got his teeth back in the match, he folded. Not only his level dropped, but, as we say here in Brazil, he started to "invent". Carreno Busta kept his head down all the time, held to 15 to level at 6 and won the breaker 7x1.

    If I manage to get there tomorrow, which I do not think I will, I still can root against the guy in the doubles...
     
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    Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday

    2-Albert Ramos (Spain) beat Guido Pella (Argentina) 6-4 3-6 6-4
    4-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat 7-Federico Delbonis (Argentina) 6-3 6-1
    3-Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) beat 6-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 5-7 6-4 6-4
    1-Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat 5-Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-0 7-6(1)
     
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    Top 4 seeds all make it through to the semis.
     
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    Results from the Brazil Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Saturday

    3-Pablo Cuevas (Uruguay) beat 1-Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-3 7-6(2)
    2-Albert Ramos (Spain) beat 4-Joao Sousa (Portugal) 6-7(5) 7-5 6-2
     
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    Match interrupted with Ramos leading 1x0 and 3x3 in the second. Heavy rain here in São Paulo so a good chance to finish off just Monday.
     
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    Bloody Brazilians - they couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery.
     
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    Haters gonna hate.
     
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    I'm guessing that Pele fella must have had a hand in proceedings.
     
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    If the "hand" comes in, it will be for the Argentine.
     
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    Love this...

     
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    You have no idea how right you are.
     
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