Monteiro To Face Diaz Acosta For Uruguay Open Crown

Thiago Monteiro (photo: Uruguay Open)


Facundo Diaz Acosta of Argentina and Brazilian veteran Thiago Monteiro will compete in Sunday’s singles final of the 22nd edition of the Uruguay Open. The $130,000 ATP Challenger Tour clay-court event is being held this week at the Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Fourth-seeded Diaz Acosta rallied past Gustavo Heide of Brazil 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in stage of the last four on Saturday. The 22-year-old left-hander, ranked World No. 111, capitalized on four of his 12 break-point chances to secure victory in two hours and 52 minutes.

Later in the day, Monteiro edged out Hugo Dellien of Bolivia 7-6(1), 1-6, 6-3. The 29-year-old World No. 131 sent down four aces and won 59 per cent of his first-service points to advance in two hours and 31 minutes.

Andreozzi/Duran triumph in doubles

In other action, Argentinians Guido Andreozzi and Guillermo Duran clinched the doubles title. The top-seeded pair beat second-seeded Bolivians Boris Arias and Federico Zeballos 2-6, 7-6(2), 10-8. The championship match lasted one hour and 40 minutes.

Andreozzi and Duran split $7,590 in prize money and earned 100 ATP Doubles Ranking points.


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