07 March 2017 Current Affairs: Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas on 6 March 2017 defeated Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to win Brasil Open Men’s Singles title.
It is the third straight Brasil Open title for Cuevas.
In the rain-delayed clay-court tournament, Cuevas finally wrapped up the title on 6 March 2017 with a victory against Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain. Ramos-Vinolas had won the first set on 5 March 2017; however, the second set was stopped by rain at 3-3 and deuce with Ramos Vinolas serving. Once the game resumed, Cuevas, the world No 33, quickly took control, winning the second set 6-4 and then taking the third by the same score against the Spaniard.
Pablo Cuevas : Born on 1 January 1986, Pablo Cuevas is an Argentine-born Uruguayan professional tennis player.
He won the 2008 French Open men's doubles title with Luis Horna.He has won 5 singles titles.
In April 2009, he had achieved his career-high doubles ranking of World no. 14.
Brasil Open : The Brasil Open is a tennis tournament held annually in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is a part of the ATP World Tour 250 series.
The tournament is one of the main events in the Brazilian tennis calendar.
Since 2004, the competition has been a part of the South American clay court circuit. Before that, it was held on hard courts.
Spain’s Nicolas Almagro and Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas hold the record for most titles at the tournament. The 2016 Brasil Open Men’s Singles title was won by Pablo Cuevas.
The 2017 Brasil Open Men’s Doubles title is won Rogerio Dutra Silva and Andra Sa.