Re: Brazil Open 2013, São Paulo • 11 - 17 February 2013
David Nalbandian edged two-time defending champion Nicolas Almagro 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-6(3) to book his
place in the semi-finals. Nalbandian withstood 28 aces from the second-seeded Spaniard to prevail
in two hours and 17 minutes. The former World No. 3 improved to 4-2 against Almagro in their
FedEx ATP Head2Head series.
The 31-year-old Argentine is bidding to win his first title since 2010, when he triumphed in
Washington. Nalbandian has captured 11 trophies, with four coming on clay. He faces Simone