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 claycourt career tennis has ever seen. Eight years later, Nadal hopes his second title here will mark the restart. Nadal beat David Nalbandian 62, 63 in the final of the Brazil...
  • Nadal reaches 2nd straight final since return February 17, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal outlasted 111thranked Martin Alund 63, 67 (2), 61 at the Brazil Open on Saturday, making it to his second straight final after a long layoff 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 semifinal February 16, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal overcame a poor start and a difficult third set to defeat Carlos Berlocq of Argentina 36, 64, 64 on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Brazil Open. Nadal jumped and thrust both of his arms into the air after he closed the match against the 78thranked...
  • Juan Monaco loses opener in Brazil February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Juan Monaco lost an openinground match for the third time this season, falling to Simone Bolelli of Italy 75, 62 at the Brazil Open on Thursday. The 15thranked Argentine had his service broken four times in the secondround loss at the indoor, claycourt tournament in Sao Paulo, South America's...
  • Rafael Nadal cruises into Brazil Open quarterfinals February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal beat Joao Souza of Brazil 63, 64 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals 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 claycourt...
  • 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 26yearold 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 GarciaLopez 63, 36, 119. Earlier, fifthseeded Thomaz Bellucci beat fellowBrazilian Guilherme Clezar 76 (4),...