Nadal, Ferrer on Course at Rio Open: Daily

By Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The highlight of last night’s session of the inaugural Rio Open tennis tournament was undoubtedly the defeat of seventh seed Juan Monaco by low-ranking local, Thomaz Bellucci, coming back from a set down to fight his way into the quarter-finals with a score of 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

The Brazilian Bellucci struggled heavily on his first serves but compensated by dominating net play, while Monaco’s lack . . .

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