March 4, 2024
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Rafael Matos and Felipe Meligeni were the champions; Melo lost in the finals in America

A busy Sunday in tennis and important results for the Brazilian representatives. Rafael Matos and Felipe Meligeni are celebrating important achievements, while the already hallowed Marcelo Melo finished second in the ATP tournament.

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Rafael Matos’ title came in the doubles section of the ATP 250 in Bastard. Brazil and Spain’s David Vega beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Simone Polelli in three sets 6/4, 3/6 and 13-11 in a span of 1h35.

Felipe Meligeni won the title at the Challenger d’Iasi. Facing Spaniard Pablo Andujar, the tennis player from São Paulo won the battle in 2h10 to win in three sets 6/3, 4/6 and 6/2.

America’s Final Defeat

Experienced Marcelo Melo finished second in the TP 250 of Newport, USA. This Sunday, Brazilian and South African Raven Clausen lost in the final against two representatives of the house. Americans William Blumberg and Steve Johnson won in 2 sets 0, 6/4 and 7/5 in 1h22.

“It was a game where I think the returns were the difference. They were able to score more points. We had some chances and they were more. It was decided. We had chances to come back in the first set. Again, in the second, but unfortunately it fell to them”, Melo said

“Anyway, I think it was a good week, good wins. It’s always good to come out with a final. Now it’s time to go all out for our next match in Atlanta,” he added.

The duo’s next match, the ATP 250, starts on the 25th of this month on the hard court in Atlanta (USA).