Top seed Nicolas Almagro claimed his second Brasil Open title on Sunday with a 6-3 7-6 (7-3) win over Ukrainian fourth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov.
The Spanish world no.13 was supreme in the first set, failing to give Dolgopolov - contesting his first career final - a break-point and losing only three points on his serve.
The Ukrainian, who entered the Brasil Open ranked 32 in the world after his barnstorming run to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January, fought back well in the second but Almagro got his nose ahead in the tie-breaker and was able to close out the win.
The win handed Almagro his eighth ATP Tour title - all of them coming on clay - and improved his head-to-head record over Dolgopolov to 2-1.
It was Almagro's second Brasil Open crown after previously winning the event in 2008, and he only dropped one set in the tournament - to Argentinean fifth seed Juan Ignacio Chela in the semi-finals.