Tennis: Cuevas wins third Brazil Open

Pablo Cuevas celebrates his victory against Albert Ramos Vinolas in the Brazil Open 2017 final.
Pablo Cuevas celebrates his victory against Albert Ramos Vinolas in the Brazil Open 2017 final.PHOTO: EPA

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas won his third consecutive Brazil Open title by beating Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 on Monday in a final that eventually finished more than 24 hours late after successive rain delays.

The match was halted on Sunday (March 5) with third seed Cuevas trailing 7-6 (7-3), 3-3.

When the final restarted, the world No. 30 quickly took control, winning the second set 6-4 and then taking the third by the same score against the second-seeded Spaniard who is ranked 24th in the world.

The final took almost three hours to complete and the victory gave Cuevas his sixth career title.