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Monaco beats Pella to reach final in Duesseldorf

Monaco beats Pella to reach final in Duesseldorf

Juan Monaco reached the final of the Power Horse Cup by beating Guido Pella 6-4, 7-6 (8) Friday.
Monaco is seeded third and the highest-ranked player left in the field. But he needed nearly two hours to overcome his left-handed, 101th-ranked opponent, who was playing in his first semifinal match on the tour after going through qualifying.
Pella saved two match points _ and wasted one set point _ before whipping a backhand into the net to end the grueling battle from the baseline. Monaco finished with eight aces, while Pella had only one.
The 19th-ranked Monaco next plays either sixth-seed Jarkko Nieminen of Finland or Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.


Updated : 2020-12-03 22:16 GMT+08:00