Last week Brazil held the Sau Paulo Challenger, and this week Portugal and Brazil will host separate events in Maia and Florianopolis as part of the ATP Challenger Tour schedule.
The showing from local tennis talents, young and veteran, was tremendous in São Paulo, with a local putting himself in position to win both the singles and doubles events before an injury forced him to withdraw from the semifinals and finals respectively.
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Juan Pablo Ficovich won the singles tournament in straight sets last week in Brazil at the Sao Paulo Challenger.
The top-ranked players in the Florianopolis Challenger are Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay, Hugo Dellien of Bolivia, Thiago Seyboth Wild from Brazil and Juan Ignacio Londero from Argentina.
There is a lot of overlap between this event and the one from São Paulo last week. It is a 32-player field in the singles draw and a 16 team draw for doubles.
In Portugal, the draw is the same with 32 singles players and 16 teams in the field.
Andrej Martin of Slovakia is ranked as the top singles and doubles player in the field, with a chance to win both competitions here this week.
Kimmer Coppejeans from Belgium, Gastão Elias a local from Portugal and João Domingues also from Portugal are the next best overall contenders this week.
Both tournaments have a lot of promise as the Challenger Tour of the ATP is in full swing in South America this week.
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