RIO Olympic 2016 Brazil Mastercup Tennis Tournament



RIO Olympic 2016 Brazil Mastercup tennis tournament

Brazil Mastercup proves a masterstroke as tennis venue declares :
Rio 2016 took a tantalising step closer after Barra Olympic Park finally opened its doors to the Brazil Mastercup tennis tournament  the 20th and last of this year’s test events for the Games.
The event, which concluded on Saturday, December 12, was the first ever to be held at Barra Olympic Park, the centrepiece of next year’s Games, and its final day marked the inauguration of the breathtaking new Olympic Tennis Centre. Seventy-five Brazilian tennis players took part in the competition  played across men’s, women’s, seniors, juniors and wheelchair categories  and some famous figures from the past were there to watch, too.
Named after Brazil’s most decorated tennis player, 19-time Grand Slam winner Maria Esther Bueno, the new centre court played host to an entertaining series of competitions. Among the winners were Thiago Monteiro (men’s singles) and Gabriela Ce (women’s singles) – and among the 2,000 guests invited to watch was Bueno herself, now 76 years of age and delighted to see the facility that bears her name.