Auckland R2: (2) Almagro def. Giraldo 6-4 6-2
Not nice to see Giraldo's total lack of effort in the last set, but he clearly had some health issue to contend with. Didn't look good at all in the last few games.
Almagro's game and good form really exposed Giraldo's limitations moving forward and the general absence of a defensive side to his game. After blowing *4-4 40-0 in the first set, that was it for him.
__________________Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV