Re: Getting to know: Santiago Giraldo
Santi won his first singles rubber vs Souza 6-3 6-4 6-4 to give Colombia a 1-0 lead in the tie, but the Brazilians won each rubber afterward. Bellucci defeated Santi 2-6 6-7(3) 2-6 to clinch the tie for Brazil and eliminate Colombia. No World Group playoffs this season for the team.
This week Santi is playing his home town event in Pereira and won his R1 match vs Saavedra-Corvalan 6-3 6-3. His motivation will be very big here to win the event with friends, family and supporters cheering him on. He plays De Paula in R2 today. Should be another win, hopefully it's quick and comfortable.