Sao Paulo, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas was a hard-
fought, first-round winner Monday at the Brasil Open.
The Uruguayan snuck past game Czech Jiri Vesely 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 at this clay
Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, who captured this event back-to-back in 2011 and
2012 and won it three times overall, defeated Blaz Rola 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 to
advance to the second round.
Albert Ramos-Vinolas was also a first-round victor after defeating Guilherme
Clezar 7-5, 7-5.
The top seeds in Sao Paulo are Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Tommy Robredo.
Argentine Federico Delbonis beat Italian Paolo Lorenzi in last year’s Sao
This week’s winner will collect $80,850.