Rio Open Final: Rafael Nadal vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov

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After defeating Pablo Andujar in a nail-bitingly exciting semifinal, Rafael Nadal is in the Rio Open final. His opponent is Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, who defeated David Ferrer earlier in the day to reach the final.

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Rafa and Dolgopolov have met four times, with Rafa defeating the Ukrainian in all four meetings. Their last match was at the Shanghai Masters in 2013. Rafa is attempting to win his 62nd career title, and his first on clay this season.

Route to Final:

Rafael Nadal

  • First Round: 6-3, 7-5 v Daniel Gimeno-Traver
  • Second Round: 6-1, 6-2 v Albert Montanes
  • Quarter-finals: 6-1, 6-0 v Joao Sousa
  • Semi-final: 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(10)

Alexandr Dolgopolov

  • First Round: 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 v Nicolas Almagro
  • Second Round: 6-7(4), 6-2, 7-6(4) v Facundo Bagnis
  • Quarter-finals: 6-1, 6-1 v Fabio Fognini
  • Semi-final: 6-4, 6-4 v David Ferrer

ATP World Tour, Grand Slam, and Davis Cup Main Draw Results

Year Tournament & City Surface Round Winner & Score
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai
Shanghai, China
Hard R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2 Stats
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells
CA, U.S.A.
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-3, 6-2 Stats
2011 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami
FL, U.S.A.
Hard R16 Nadal, Rafael
6-1, 6-2 Stats
2010 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid
Clay R32 Nadal, Rafael
6-4, 6-3 Stats

VAMOS RAFA! The best of luck to you!

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