Cuevas captures Sao Paulo title; Wawrinka overcomes Berdych for Rotterdam crown; Nishikori three peats in Memphis

published: Feb, 15, 2015

by: Nima Naderi

Brasil Open 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pablo Cuevas captured his third career title on Sunday in Sao Paulo, Brazil, defeating Luca Vanni 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(4). Cuevas, who is currently ranked No. 32, took home 250 ATP World Tour points for his victory. Vanni, who had previously played in two Tour level matches, will likely move up to No. 108 in the world when the latest rankings are released. The Italian is currently ranked No. 149 on the computer.

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ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stan Wawrinka captured his ninth career title and improved to 14-1 on the year after he fought off a one set to love deficit against Tomas Berdych on Sunday. Defeating the Czech, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Wawrinka has now won tournaments at every level of the sport. The Swiss No. 2 will next see action at the Marseille event in France next week.

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Memphis Open, Memphis, U.S.A

Top seed Kei Nishikori completed a hat-trick of titles in Memphis, U.S.A on Sunday, defeating hard-serving Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4. Nishikori, who has enjoyed a tremendous 12 months on Tour, now stands with eight Tour titles to his name. The Japanese super star will next see action at the Acapulco event in Mexico.

Nima Naderi

http://www.tennisconnected.com

Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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