2017 FIVB WORLD TOUR SEASON OPENER
- Tuesday, Feb 7 – Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
- Fort Lauderdale, FL (Eastern Time Zone)
- Swatch Major Series site
- Finals live stream: RedBullTV
- Full event live stream
Both Brazilian teams beat their home-crowd United States opponents to move on to the gold medal round at the Fort Lauderdale Major.
First, Evandro/Loyola dominated a 2-0 sweep of Lucena/Dalhausser to clinch their berth in the medal final. The 21-16, 21-19 match was mostly dominated by the visiting team. Brazil never trailed in the first set and led almost the entire second in the big tourney win.
The second semi was even more lopsided. Filho/Barbosa of Brazil won the opening set 21-16, then rolled over Americans Hyden and Doherty with a 21-9 final set. The 2-0 match set up both Brazilian teams to play for gold, while the Americans would clash for silver.