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.
Check out Gazeta Esportiva’s exclusive tennis channel
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.
Your @Nordea Open Double Champions 🏆@VegaDavid23 and Rafael Matos beat Polelli/Fognini 6-4 3-6 13-11 to win the Nordea Open doubles title.#Nordea Open pic.twitter.com/cMTuG4DDHG
— ATP Tour (@atptour) July 17, 2022
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).
“Communicator. Award-winning creator. Certified twitter geek. Music ninja. General web evangelist.”
US Congressmen’s request to end Brazil’s alliance with NATO by 2021
Ortega further isolates Nicaragua by severing ties with the Netherlands and rejecting the US ambassador.
Bolsonaro gains supporters in the US, mocking and avoiding politics