Brazil Open – Friday

21:00 – Almagro v Chela

Rankings are 13 and 39. Head to heads are 3-2 to Almagro ( 2-2 on clay ).

Both men are clay specialists but Almagro is a huge favourite. They are 2-2 on clay but one of Chela’s wins was due to Almagro retiring injured.

Chela hasn’t been in spectacular form needing 3 sets to get through his first 2 matches and in the last one against local boy Bellucci his opponent was struggling with an injury picked up early in the first set.

Almagro relies on the clay tournaments to boost his ranking points so he’ll be going all out to take this match. He has to be favourite to take the title.

Back Almagro from the start. I only see one winner here.

Update: Perhaps Almagro was confused about the start time as he just didn’t turn up for the first set losing it 6-1. He sorted his head out after that and ended up winning 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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