Once again Brazil was unable to celebrate the doubles title at the Rio Open and also needed to go for runner-up. As happened in the first edition of the tournament, Marcelo Melo from Minas Gerais mosted likely to the final, this time with the Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal, falling in straight sets to the Argentines Maximo Gonzalez as well as Andres Molteni with partials of 6/1 and also 7/6 (7-3).
The match didn’t start effectively for Melo and also Cabal, that paused in the 2nd video game and shed a break-point in the third, to try to even the score. The scenario ended up being much more complicated when the Argentine opponents scored a new break in the 6th game. Molteni as well as Gonzalez finished supremacy in the partial, making 6/1 over the miner and also the Colombian.
The Argentines kept the momentum addressing the start of the 2nd set, taking a break in the very first game and also opening 2/0 immediately. Just this time around Melo and Cabal reacted, won the following 2 games and left every little thing the exact same. They saved a crucial break-point in the ninth game and then missed two set-points in the 12th, both on competing solutions.
In the tiebreak, the Argentines revealed extremely strong tennis once more and also practically really did not open up. They won all the solution points as well as got 2 mini breaks over Melo as well as Cabal, who had to settle for the runner-up, the second of Minas Gerais and the Colombian (champion twice, in 2014 as well as 2016 with compatriot Robert Farah).