Pablo Cuevas
Pablo Cuevas shocked top seed Rafael Nadal in the semi-final of the Rio Open Getty

Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas takes on Argentina's Guido Pella in the final of the Rio Open on Sunday.

Where to watch

The match starts at 9.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game is available in the UK on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Live scores and real time updates are available on the ATP World Tour's official website.


The Rio Open 2016, which has been one of the most unpredictable tournaments of recent times, will see unseeded Pablo Cuevas take on Guido Pella in the final on Sunday at the Jockey Club Brasileiro.

For the first time in its three-year history, Spain will not be represented in the singles final, as Cuevas produced the biggest upset of his career, beating top seed Rafael Nadal 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the semi-final. In a rematch of their quarter-final clash of 2015, the Uruguayan fired 48 winners, including 10 aces taking three hours and 28 minutes to win the match.

This was Cuevas's first victory over Nadal, in what was their third clash at ATP tournaments. He will be looking to win his first ATP 500 title with all his three wins coming in the ATP 250 format.

His opponent Pella comes into the clash after thrashing Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 in the semi-final. The 25-year-old, who will be contesting his first tour final, is yet to win a singles title and will look to upset Cuevas as the South Americans take centre stage.

Betting Odds (888sport)

  • Pablo Cuevas to win: 5/12
  • Guido Pella to win:19/10


The duo have met twice in ATP Tour history, winning one each. In the most recent encounter in the semi-finals of the Montevideo Challenger in 2015, Pella won 6-3, 6-2.

Rio Open History

The duo have never played each other in the Rio Open.