Brazil Open

  • Federico Delbonis wins 1st ATP title at Brazil Open March 3, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Argentine Federico Delbonis won his first ATP title by defeating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Brazil Open final on Sunday. Delbonis broke Lorenzi's serve to start the decisive set and held on to close the match in 2 hours and 6 minutes after converting on...
  • Haas retires with bad shoulder in Brazil Open semis March 2, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Top-seeded Tommy Haas retired with a shoulder injury while losing 6-3, 3-2 to Paolo Lorenzi of Italy in the Brazil Open semi-finals on Saturday. Haas said he "felt a lot of pain" in his right shoulder when he slammed his racket to the ground in frustration after losing his...
  • Haas beats Zeballos to reach Brazil Open semi-finals March 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Top-seeded Tommy Haas came back to defeat Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the Brazil Open semifinals on Friday. Haas broke Zeballos' serve twice in a row in the decisive set to close the match and take a step closer to his second final of...
  • Lorenzi upsets Monaco in Brazil Open quarter-finals March 1, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Paolo Lorenzi of Italy reached his first ATP semifinal by upsetting fourth-seeded Juan Monaco of Argentina 7-6 (6), 6-7 (4), 6-4 at the Brazil Open on Friday. The 114th-ranked Lorenzi broke Monaco's serve to go up 4-3 in the decisive set and held on to close the match in...
  • Paddlers Soumyajit Ghosh, Manika Batra win titles in Brazil Open August 11, 2013

    Santos, Brazil: India celebrated a rare moment of success in international table tennis as Soumyajit Ghosh clinched the Under-21 men's title, while Manika Batra bagged the Under-21 women's trophy at the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Brazil Open in Santos. After Manika accounted for host nation's Caroline Kumahara 11-5, 9-11,...
  • Desai, Manika, Ankita enter Brazil Open semi-finals August 10, 2013

    New Delhi Indians continued to impress with three paddlers in both men's and women's categories entering the semi-finals of the ITTF World Tour Brazil Open at Santos on Saturday. While Harmeet Desai got the better of Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 4-3 (11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9) in a tough battle...
  • Injured Nadal draws inspiration from Ronaldo February 18, 2013

    Injured Nadal draws inspiration from Ronaldo Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal is drawing inspiration from the Brazilian soccer great Ronaldo as he returns from an injury. With Ronaldo watching, Nadal won the Brazil Open on Sunday for his first title after a seven-month layoff caused by treatment of his left knee. Nadal said...
  • 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...
  • Simone Bolelli through to Brazil Open semis February 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Simone Bolelli of Italy reached his first ATP semifinals since 2008 when he defeated Albert Montanes of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the Brazil Open on Friday. The 80th-ranked Bolelli, who successfully played challengers last year to get back into the top 100, broke Montanes' service twice in the final...
  • 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...
  • Nalbandian begins Brazil Open with 3-set victory February 14, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Argentina's David Nalbandian beat Chilean qualifier Jorge Aguilar 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in a difficult first-round match at the Brazil Open on Wednesday. Nalbandian smashed 11 aces and broke serve four times to beat Aguilar in 2 hours, 12 minutes at the indoor clay-court tournament. Argentina's Horacio Zeballos, who won his...
  • 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),...
  • Rafael Nadal renews attack on hard courts February 12, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Former world number one Rafael Nadal has renewed his attack on hard courts as he prepares for the second tournament on his comeback trail at the Brazil Open. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who returned to competitive action at the Chile Open last week after a left knee condition sidelined...
  • Rafael Nadal confirms comeback at Chilean Open January 17, 2013

    Santiago: French Open champion Rafael Nadal will make his long-awaited comeback from injury at next month's Chile Open, the Spaniard confirmed on Thursday. The ATP had already announced he would take part in the Brazil Open the following week. "I'm delighted to confirm my participation in Vina del Mar in...
  • Rafael Nadal to play in Brazil Open next month January 15, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal has entered the Brazil Open next month, which could mark his first tennis action since Wimbledon. Organizers of the Sao Paulo tournament announced the entry of the 11-time Grand Slam winner on Tuesday. Nadal hasn't played tennis since June, mainly because of tendinitis in his left knee....
  • Desai first Indian to win Brazil Open TT title June 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Harmeet Desai defeated Belgian Cedric Nuytin 4-2 to win the gold medal in the Under-21 men's final of the Brazil Open Table Tennis in Santos, becoming the first Indian to achieve such a feat. Desai triumphed 11-3 6-11 11-6 11-9 5-11 11-6. Earlier, the fourth seed had beaten compatriot...