Brazil Open 2013

  • Nadal beats Nalbandian to win Brazil Open February 18, 2013

    Sao Paulo: The last time Rafael Nadal won in Brazil, it was at the very start of the most dominant clay-court career tennis has ever seen. Eight years later, Nadal hopes his second title here will mark the restart. Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Brazil...
  • Nadal reaches 2nd straight final since return February 17, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal outlasted 111th-ranked Martin Alund 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 at the Brazil Open on Saturday, making it to his second straight final after a long lay-off to treat his ailing left knee. Nadal next plays David Nalbandian, the former world No. 3 who defeated Simone Bolelli of...
  • Nadal rallies to reach Brazil Open semi-final February 16, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal overcame a poor start and a difficult third set to defeat Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday, advancing to the semi-finals of the Brazil Open. Nadal jumped and thrust both of his arms into the air after he closed the match against the 78th-ranked...
  • Juan Monaco loses opener in Brazil February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Juan Monaco lost an opening-round match for the third time this season, falling to Simone Bolelli of Italy 7-5, 6-2 at the Brazil Open on Thursday. The 15th-ranked Argentine had his service broken four times in the second-round loss at the indoor, clay-court tournament in Sao Paulo, South America's...
  • Rafael Nadal cruises into Brazil Open quarter-finals February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal beat Joao Souza of Brazil 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Brazil Open, his second tournament since returning from a left knee injury. Nadal broke Souza's service late in each set to win in 1 hour, 18 minutes at the indoor clay-court...
  • Rafael Nadal pulls out of Brazil Open doubles February 14, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Former world number one Rafael Nadal withdrew suddenly from the doubles at the Brazil Open on Wednesday because of what organisers said was a desire to preserve his strength for the singles competition. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who returned to action at the Chile Open last week after a left...
  • Nadal wins doubles debut at Brazil Open February 13, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal won his doubles opener on Tuesday at the Brazil Open, his second tournament after a long injury layoff. Nadal teamed up with David Nalbandian of Argentina to beat Spaniards Pablo Andujar and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 11-9. Earlier, fifth-seeded Thomaz Bellucci beat fellow-Brazilian Guilherme Clezar 7-6 (4),...