February 19, 2012

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to retain his Brazil Open title Sunday.

It was his third Brazil title, making him the most successful player at the ATP Tour event.

Almagro broke Volandri late in the third set to clinch victory at Ibirapuera sporting complex in Sao Paulo.

The 11th-ranked Almagro was a wild card at the indoor clay-court tournament because Davis Cup duties initially put his participation in doubt.

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