In the final set Da Silva had 1-0* and 40-15* but didn't take his chances; Souza then broke at 4-4 to serve for the match but choked at 30-30. Souza had 40-0 at *5-6 and was brought back to deuce before winning his 5th game point to take it to the tie-break.
Da Silva had a mini-break early in the TB at 2-0* and held on from there to win 7-5.
One set all. This has been up until now a match of the servers. Just appart from a stupid game by Gastao in the first, and this last game of second set (great backhand passing-shot and a drive-volley UE by Zeballos did the trick). Gastão much more solid in the second set! Go Pepe!
Vamosss! Hora d. Dutra Silva 76 62. Great first tournament, has now win 15 matches in a row! And 3 tournaments. Next tournament Australian Open, let's make it 4 tournaments in a row. Anything is possible...
Horacio Zeballos - Maximo Gonzalez - Eduardo Schwank - Carlos Berlocq - Diego Schwartzman - all the other Argentinos