Points won by each set: [ 44-43, 27-21 ]
Points won directly on serve:
14 % Horna – 11 of 76
20 % Massu – 12 of 59

No-one knew then that this final would be a farewell from big tennis for them both (as far as singles is concerned), the former Wimbledon junior champions as a pair (1997). When they met in Chile, [42] Massu was just twenty-eight, Horna one year younger, but both were already exploited due to their demanding game-styles. Neither of them reached another ATP final, and soon they dropped outside the Top 100. For Massu it’d be a dream come true to win a title on the home soil. He had a 5:1 H2H record over Horna (with Challengers), the support of the crowd and led 5:3* (30-all) in the opener when the Peruvian hit the centre line with his kick-second serve. In the following game Massu led 30/15 on serve, but failed again, and the underdog began to take control winning seven consecutive games in total, easily holding from 3:0 in the 2nd set. “He has a lot of pressure whenever he plays here. It is his city, he wants to win this tournament so badly. I had no pressure at all and only wanted to play my best tennis,” said Horna [66].

Horna’s route to his 2nd title:
1 Ricardo Mello 6-3, 6-1
2 Alessio di Mauro 6-1, 6-2
Q Igor Andreev 6-3, 6-3
S Martin Vassallo-Arguello 7-5, 6-4
W Nicolas Massu 7-5, 6-3

Serve & volley: Horna 0/1, Massu 0

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