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Brazilian fans are not the only ones enjoying great matches and an amazing atmosphere at the sixth edition of the Rio Open presented by Claro.

Tennis fans from all over the world showed up at Jockey Club Brasileiro during the tournament. People from countries as far as Australia enjoyed the matches and the activities at Leblon Boulevard.

One of the biggest groups was a bunch of 32 Colombians that won a corporate competition and as a prize received the tip to watch the Rio Open. They could follow the great performance of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, two time winners of the doubles’ draw, who made it to the semifinals this year.

Also at the complex there were Americans, French, Russians and Australians.

One of the loudest and happiest crowds were the Bolivians. They could witness 25-year old Hugo Dellien make history this year in Rio.

After qualifying to the main draw with two wins during the weekend, the Bolivian player claimed a spot in his first-ever ATP Tour quarter-final to became the first Bolivian to reach this stage of an ATP Tour event since Mario Martinez made the semi-finals at Washington in 1983.

Even the Consul General of Bolivia in Rio, Shirley Orozco Ramirez, attended the matches to support Dellien.

The Consul General of Canada in Rio, Evelyne Coulombe, also made her way to the Jockey Club Brasileiro to support finalist and rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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