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Paraguay Open 2016







Paraguay Open 2016
01 - 04 Jun
Asuncion, Paraguay, $10k
Round One
01 jun
02 jun
03 jun
04 jun
[1] Christopher Gordon (USA)
13-11, 11-7, 11-5 (35m)
[WC] Nicolas Caballero (PAR)
Chris Gordon
8/11, 5/11, 11/8, 11/8, 11/6 (76m)
Edgar Zayas
Edgar Zayas
11/4, 11/9, 11/7 (54m)

Robertino Pezzota
Robertino Pezzota
11/5, 11/5, 11/8 (36m)

Arturo Salazar
Edgar Zayas (MEX)
16-14, 8-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-1 (67m)
[7] Jonas Daehler (SUI)
[8] Diego Gobbi (BRA)
11-5, 11-7, 11-5 (35m)
[Q] Robertino Pezzota (ARG)
Robertino Pezzota
11/4, 11/4, 11/1 (41m)
Martin Knight
[Q] Juan Pablo Roude (ARG)
11-8, 11-4, 8-11, 11-2 (45m)
[3] Martin Knight (NZL)
[4] Eric Galvez (MEX)
11-3, 11-3, 11-3 (20m)
[Q] Francesco Marcantonio (PAR)
Eric Galvez
11/5, 11/7, 11/7 (42m)
Chris Binnie
Eric Galvez
11/7, 11/7, 11/5 (42m)
Arturo Salazar
Stuart Hadden (IRL)
11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (24m)
[5] Christopher Binnie (JAM)
[6] Leandro Romiglio (ARG)
11-9, 11-5, 11-8 (23m)
Juan Gomez Dominguez (MEX)
Juan Gomez Dominguez
11/1, 11/1, 11/7 (19m)
Arturo Salazar
[Q] Ignacio Gutierrez (ARG)
11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5 (32m)
[2] Arturo Salazar (MEX)


Results – Final Qualifying Round: Tour de las Americas – Paraguay Open 2016
[5] Robertino Pezzota (ARG) bt [1] Bryan Cueto (MEX) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (30m)
[6] Francesco Marcantonio (PAR) bt [3] Santiago Orozco Parra (COL) 3-2: 17-15, 6-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9 (71m)
[4] Juan Pablo Roude (ARG) bt [L] Esteban Casarino (PAR) 3-2: 7-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 (61m)
[L] Ignacio Gutierrez (ARG) bt [2] Le Roy Leong (MAS) 3-1: 11-13, 12-10, 11-9, 12-10 (42m)




Salazar Claims Second Successive Tour Title With Win in Paraguay

Mexico’s Arturo Salazar lifted back-to-back PSA World Tour titles for the first time in his career after overcoming defending champion Robertino Pezzota in the final of the Tour de las Americas - Paraguay Open, PSA M10 tournament held in Asuncion.

World No.57 Salazar had triumphed at the Resistencia Open in Argentina just a week earlier, downing Pezzota in the last eight there, and continued his fine form into the Paraguay Open as he dropped just a single game, against Ignacio Gutierrez in round one, en route to the final.

Pezzota, meanwhile, had battled all the way through qualifying and defeated Brazil’s Diego Gobbi, number three seed Martin Knight and Edgar Zayas to ensure that he would face Salazar for the title.

The opening game between the pair featured a series of long, punishing rallies as both players tried to move each other off the ’T’ and into the front of the court. With the scores level at 5-5 though, Salazar pulled away and rattled off six points in succession to go a game ahead.

Salazar was volleying well and dipped into a wide range of shots from his impressive repertoire as he quickly powered to the second game to double his lead. The 28-year-old was particularly proficient on his backhand side, and some sublime drops and trickle boasts saw him command the third game to build up a number of match balls. Pezzota fought back to 10-8, but it proved to be in vain as Salazar took the match at the next attempt courtesy of an 11-5 11-5, 11-8 scoreline to capture his 10th PSA World Tour title.
Top Four Seeds Power Into Paraguay Open Quarters


An exciting opening day of action at the Tour de las Americas – Paraguay Open, PSA M10 tournament saw all four of the top seeded players – headed by title favourite Christopher Gordon – seal their places in the quarter-final.

Gordon lined up against Paraguayan wildcard Nicolas Caballero in his first round encounter and the duo traded a number of high-octane points in a blistering start to the match that saw Gordon prevail on the tie-break in game one. From there, the United States No.2 shifted up the gears to claim the victory in straight games, with a 13-11, 11-7, 11-5 scoreline enabling him to progress to the last eight.

Mexico’s Edgar Zayas lies in wait for Gordon in the next round after he upset number seven seed Jonas Daehler, eventually taking the match 11-9 in a dramatic fifth game finale.

World No.57 Arturo Salazar, who defeated Gordon last week in the final of the Resistencia Open, remains on course to lift back-to-back PSA World Tour titles for the first time in his career after sweeping past Argentine qualifier Ignacio Gutierrez. His reward is a meeting with Juan Gomez Dominguez in the quarter-final after he dispatched Leandro Romiglio in three.

Fourth seed Eric Galvez joins his two compatriots, Zayas and Salazar, in the next stage of the competition courtesy of a 3-0 triumph against Francesco Marcantonio, which has set up a quarter-final clash with Jamaica’s Christopher Binnie, who saw off Stuart Hadden.

New Zealand’s Martin Knight will take on Robertino Pezzota in a potential banana-skin encounter in the other quarter-final fixture, after they secured wins over Juan Pablo Roude and Diego Gobbi, respectively.
Pezzota Powers Past Cueto In Paraguay


Number five qualifying seed Robertino Pezzota surged into the main draw of the Tour de las Americas – Paraguay Open, PSA M10 tournament after a comfortable 3-0 rout of Mexico’s Bryan Cueto in Asuncion.

Pezzota came into the fixture in fine form after losing just one of his last 21 matches on the PSA World Tour and made short work of Cueto as he powered to the win courtesy of an 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 margin of victory.

The 33-year-old Argentine’s reward is a main draw matchup with Brazil’s Diego Gobbi, with the pair set to meet for the first time since the 2015 PSA Regatas Resistencia Open, in which Pezzota triumphed.

Two other Argentines, Ignacio Gutierrez and Juan Pablo Roude, will join Pezzota in the main draw after they racked up respective wins against Malaysia’s Le Roy Leong and Paraguay’s Esteban Casarino, with Roude coming back from two games down to win.

Gutierrez is set to do battle with Mexico’s Arturo Salazar, the winner of the recent Resistencia Open, in round one, while Roude will play experienced New Zealander Martin Knight.

Paraguayan World No.421 Francesco Marcantonio is the only non-Argentine to advance through the qualifying stages after recovering from a 2-1 deficit to beat Santiago Orozco Parra, and he will go head-to-head with Eric Galvez in round one of the main draw.