Dutra Silva To Face Fratangelo For Bordeaux Title

Rogerio Dutra Silva (photo: BNP Parisbas Primrose)

BORDEAUX, May 14, 2016

Bjorn Fratangelo and seventh seed Rogerio Dutra Silva advanced to the final of the €85,000 BNP Paribas Primrose in Bordeaux.

The 22-year-old US-American beat Máximo Gonzalez 7-6, 6-1. Fratangelo converted all of his five break point chances, winning 56% of the total points to prevail in one hour and 24 minutes. The world number 116 from Boca Raton will play his second title match of the season, following his triumph at the Savannah Challenger last month.

Dutra Silva battle past Swedish youngster Elias Ymer, rallying 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. The world number 32 from Brazil won 77% of his first service points and capitalized on four of his seven break point opportunities to advance after one hour and 53 minutes. It is the second final for Dutra Silva after he finished runner-up to Facundo Bagnis in Santiago in March.

Fratangelo and Dutra Silva will clash for their first tour meeting.