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By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The third annual Rio Open ATP 500 competition has been disrupted by rain and the odd surprise since play began at the Jockey Club Brasileiro in Gávea at the beginning of the week. On Wednesday, February 17th, Brazilian player Thiago Monteiro, who is just 21 years old and who entered the competition as a wildcard, beat top-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Monteiro is 338th in the world compared to his opponent, who is ninth. The Brazilian held onto a tightly fought match, eventually winning two sets to one . . .

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