This is the first meeting for all the above-listed competitors, which the exception of:

Fernando Romboli vs. [5] Ricardo Hocevar: Hocevar won their only previous match 6-1 3-6 7-6(2) in April.  Romboli has stated he’s playing better than ever, and their last meeting was a close one, so…

Rodrigo Guidolin vs. [2] Guillermo Alcaide: Guidolin won their only previous match 6-3 6-4 in the ’09 qualies of the Belo Horizonte Challenger.

Fabiano vs. [7] Fabbiano: they’ve never met, I just wanted to point out their names.

Will post results as I get them.  Assuming I haven’t gone back to bed, that is.

Update: Darn it!  I’m always wrong with my elliptical insinuations…  Ricardo Hocevar ends Fernando Romboli’s 11-match winning streak 7-5 4-6 6-1.  Seems like Fernando might have run out of gas in that third set.  And who could blame him?  Back-to-back-to-back tournaments over 2.5 weeks of winning, seeing his ranking rise 61 spots to #287.  It was a good run, and I’m designating Fernando Romboli an official Player to Watch as of this sentence.  Congrats on your excellent streak, champ!

Other results: Andre Ghem upset [8] Silva 7-5 2-6 6-2 and will face [4] Zampieri, who beat Almeida 6-4 6-4.  Translated article here.

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