We have a winner. Finally, the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (190 °) defeated the Chilean Nicolás Jarry (327 °) by 4-6, 7-6 (8) and 6-4 and became champion in the Challenger of Salinas 2 in Ecuador. Recall that the final had to be suspended on Sunday due to a power outage when the players were 3-3 in the third set. In this way, the Ecuadorian managed to celebrate in his land and took revenge for the early elimination he had suffered in the first edition of the tournament.
Emilio, son of the famous Andres Gomez (winner of Roland Garros in 1990), had reached the final match after leaving Argentine Thiago Tirante on the road in the semifinals, after the latter retired due to physical problems when they played the third decisive set. For his part, Jarry had done the same and had dispatched another Argentine: a resounding victory against Agustín Velotti by 6-1 and 6-2 to reach his second consecutive final in Ecuador.
In a highly contested match in which parity reigned throughout the game, the Ecuadorian managed to break his rival’s serve after the resumption of the game after suspension due to problems with the light on Sunday and took the Decisive set by 6-4 to shout champion in his native land.
Jarry, who had just obtained the title in the first edition of Salinas, could not repeat the result and paused the meteoric rise that he had been achieving since he returned to play tennis after the doping sanction that kept him off the courts for a year.