2008 Movistar Open

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2008 Movistar Open
Date:   January 28–February 3
Edition:   16th
Category:   International Series
Surface:   Clay / Outdoor
Location:   Viña del Mar, Chile
Venue:   Centro de Tenis Las Salinas
Champions
Singles
Chile Fernando González
Doubles
Argentina José Acasuso / Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Movistar Open
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The 2008 Movistar Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 16th edition of the Movistar Open, and was part of the International Series of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at the Centro de Tenis Las Salinas in Viña del Mar, Chile, from January 28 through February 3, 2008.

The field was headlined by 2007 Madrid Masters quarterfinalist, 2002 and 2004 Viña del Mar champion Fernando González, 2007 U.S. Open quarterfinalist and 2004 Viña del Mar doubles titlist Juan Ignacio Chela, and Auckland semifinalist Juan Mónaco. Other seeded players were 2007 St. Petersburg finalist Fernando Verdasco, Doha and Sydney quarterfinalist Agustín Calleri, Óscar Hernández, José Acasuso and Nicolás Massú.

Notable stories[edit]

Gonzalez's walkover win[edit]

Fernando González won the title by default after Juan Mónaco was forced to withdraw from the tournament, after retiring during the doubles final, where he played alongside Máximo González, due to a left ankle injury. Gonzalez was announced as the champion after his semifinal win over Pablo Cuevas, in which he saved two match points.[1]

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Chile Fernando González defeated Argentina Juan Mónaco, walkover

  • It was Fernando González's 1st title of the year, and his 9th overall. It was his 3rd win at the event.

Doubles[edit]

Argentina José Acasuso / Argentina Sebastián Prieto defeated Argentina Máximo González / Argentina Juan Mónaco, 6–1, 3–0 retired

References[edit]

  1. ^ atptennis.com (2008-02-02). "Gonzalez Captures Vina Title in Strange Circumstances". Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 

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