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The last four remaining spots to the main draw of the Rio Open presented by Claro were filled this Sunday after the second round of qualifying at Jockey Club Brasileiro.

Argentinian Federico Coria, 117th in the world, defeated Jozef Kovalik, from Slovakia, by 6/2 and 6/4 and made his way to the season’s first clay-court ATP 500.

Italian Gianluca Mager also secured a spot at the carioca tournament with a 6/0, 6/2 win over Hungarian Balazs. This will be his first appearance at the Rio Open.

Mager now faces Casper Rudd, who won the Argentina Open this Sunday in Buenos Aires.

After failing to secure a spot at the tournament last year, Pedro Martinez defeated Filip Horansky (SVK) and made it through the qualifying this time. The Spaniard scored 6/4 and 6/2.

The last spot was filled by Portuguese João Domingues after a three-set battle against Italian Federico Gaio. He prevailed by 3/6, 7/6 and 7/5.

The match between Salvatore Caruso/Federico Gaio and Attila Balazs/Fernando Romboli was postponed due to the rain. They will decide the duo that takes the remaining spot at the main doubles’ draw this Monday.


Men’s Singles

First Round

[1] D. Thiem (AUT) vs. [WC] F. Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA)

J. Munar (ESP) vs. S. Caruso (ITA)

[Q] J. Domingues (POR) vs. [SE] P. Sousa (POR)

[Q] G. Mager (ITA) vs. [8] C. Ruud (NOR)

[4] G. Pella (ARG) vs. T. Monteiro (BRA)

[LL] A. Balazs (HUN) vs. P. Cuevas (URU)

[Q] P. Martinez (ESP) vs. H. Dellien (BOL)

P. Andujar (ESP) vs. [9] F. Verdasco (ESP)

[7] A. Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) vs. [WC] C. Alcaraz (ESP)

C. Moutet (FRA) vs. [Q] F. Coria (ARG)

R. Carballes Baena (ESP) vs. F. Delbonis (ARG)

A. Martin (SVK) vs. [3] C. Garin (CHI)

[5] B. Coric (CRO) vs. J. Londero (ARG)

A. Davidovich Fokina (ESP) vs. [WC] T. Seyboth Wild (BRA)

L. Mayer (ARG) vs. L. Sonego (ITA)

M. Cecchinato (ITA) vs. [2] D. Lajovic (SRB)

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