Nalbandian tops Bolelli
Sao Paulo - David Nalbandian of Argentina beat Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 7-5 at the Brazil Open on Saturday, reaching his first final since being disqualified for injuring a line judge at Queen's Club last year.
Nalbandian broke Bolelli just two games into the match and easily took the first set, then rallied from 3-1 down in the second to clinch the victory in 1 hour, 25 minutes at the Ibirapuera area.
The 93rd-ranked Argentine converted all five break points he had in the indoor clay-court match in South America's biggest city.
Seeking first title since 2010, Nalbandian hadn't made it to a final since his disqualification for kicking an advertisement board and injuring a line judge during the grass-court tournament in London last June.
He will face the winner between Rafael Nadal and Martin Alund of Argentina.
Read News24’s Comments Policy