The last final of the Generali Open played in the ‘best of five’ format… A meeting of two Argentinians born in the 70s. Chela , generally speaking, had more successful career, but he was usually losing to his three years older compatriot (Calleri has a 10-4 record in their H2H, including Challengers). In the Kitzbühel final Calleri beat Chela for the fifth time in a row. “It’s fantastic to finally win my second title,” said Calleri . “It’s always hard to play Chela and today was a real battle, but I think my confidence and concentration throughout the match made the difference in the end.” The 30-year-old Calleri captured his second and last title after the 2-hour 23-minute victory. He saved three set points in the 1st set tie-break (4:6, *8:9, with two service winners & an overhead). In the 2nd set there was 2-all, *0/30 from Calleri’s perspective when he improved his backhand down the line, and won six straight games to take the full control over the match.
Calleri’s route to his 2nd title:
2 Rainer Eitzinger 7-6(3), 6-3
3 Nicolas Massu 6-2, 7-6(4)
Q Gaston Gaudio 7-5, 6-0
S Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
W Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6(9), 6-2, 6-3
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