2008 Movistar Open
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.
|2008 Movistar Open|
|Date||January 28–February 3|
|Draw||32S / 16D|
|Surface||Clay / Outdoor|
|Location||Viña del Mar, Chile|
|Venue||Centro de Tenis Las Salinas|
|José Acasuso / Sebastián Prieto|
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.
Gonzalez's walkover winEdit
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.
- It was Fernando González's 1st title of the year, and his 9th overall. It was his 3rd win at the event.
- atptennis.com (2008-02-02). "Gonzalez Captures Vina Title in Strange Circumstances". Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-07-15.