Almagro into final of Brazil Open
Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain bounced back from a lopsided first set to beat Juan Ignacio Chela 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday and reach the final of the Brazil Open.
Almagro, who won this tournament in 2008, will be bidding on Saturday for his eighth ATP title, and the previous seven have come on clay - the surface in Brazil.
Almagro closed out the match by breaking fifth-seeded Chela of Argentina in the final game to take the third set.
In the late semifinal No 4. Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine faced unseeded Ricardo Mello of Brazil.