This tuesday afternoon Santi Giraldo from Colsanitas team was defeated during a first round match of the main draw of Sao Paulo ATP 250. This is an event that has a money prize of $539,000. Its player list is headed by German Tommy Haas and Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.
Santi who just 3 weeks before made it into the Viña del Mar ATP 250 semifinals, was defeated by Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, former position 21 of the world ranking, in three sets of a match of 2 hours and 6 minutes. Giraldo, 58th position of the world ranking during the current week, was defeated last week during the first round of the main draw of Rio de Janeiro ATP 500 by Bellucci by 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3.
Last week, Bellucci reached the quarterfinals of Rio de Janeiro ATP 500, conquered the qualifying draw and reached the second round of the Australia Open and conquered the qualifying draw of Viña del Mar ATP 500. He closed last year’s season with the title of the Montevideo Challenger and the Bogota Challenger Series finals.
Santi will play now in the doubles tournament, teaming with his countryman Alejandro Gonzalez, of Argos team. During the first round, they will face the Argentinian doubles team Facundo Bagnis and Federico Del Bonis.