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  • Berlocq, Zeballos set for all-Argentine clash

    2/9/13 12:53 AM | Ricky Dimon
    Berlocq, Zeballos set for all-Argentine clash An Argentine will be in the Vina del Mar final, but will it be Carlos Berlocq or Horacio Zeballos? The winner could face world No. 5 Rafael Nadal.

    Carlos Berlocq and Horacio Zeballos will be squaring off for the first time in their careers at the ATP main-draw level when they clash in the semifinals of the VTR Open on Saturday.

    The two Argentines have, however, faced each other four times--all on clay. Berlocq leads the head-to-head series 3-1, having most recently prevailed 7-6(4), 6-2 at the 2010 Cancun Challenger. Zeballos' lone win over his countryman came in their first match back in 2004 at a Futures event in Buenos Aires.

    Berlocq opened in Vina del Mar with a blowout of Andrey Kuznetsov before outlasting Santiago Giraldo in three sets. The No. 8 seed benefited from Juan Monaco's early exit then caught another break when Guillaume Rufin withdrew prior to their scheduled quarterfinal. Berlocq is a solid 5-1 for his 2013 campaign.

    Zeballos, on the other hand, hand to work extremely hard on Friday. The world No. 73 survived Albert Ramos 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(6) after two hours and 36 minutes. Zeballos, who also took out Diego Schwartzman and Pablo Andujar, has now won 18 of his last 19 matches dating back to last season--a stretch that includes three Challenger titles.

    The edge in current form may go to Zeballos, but Berlocq will clearly have more in his tank. Look for a high-quality encounter to go Berlocq's way after three sets.


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