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Almagro to play for title in Brazil

Feb. 11, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro overcame a slow start Friday to defeat Juan Ignacio Chela and earn a spot in the championship match of the Brazil Open.

Almagro ran his match record in 2011 to 8-2 with a 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 decision over Chela. This was their sixth meeting and Almagro has won four of them.

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Almagro's opponent in the title match will be Alexandr Dolgopolov, who reached an ATP Tour final for the first time.

Dolgopolov coasted past Ricardo Mello in the semifinals 6-2, 6-1. He will be facing Almagro for the first time.

Almagro has won seven tour tournaments, all of them on clay. This event is also being played on clay.

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