In a duel in which victory could go to either of them, Thiago Tirante (255 °) imposed his character and high level of play to access the final of the Ambato Challenger after beating his compatriot, Facundo Mena (269 °), 7-5, 5-7 and 6-3 in 2 hours and 27 minutes.
Already secured the Top 225 as of next week, this will be his second singles final so far this year for the native of La Plata and will go in search of his first title of the season. At the beginning of August he had fallen on Italian soil before his great friend, Thomas Etcheverry, with a double 1-6 and now he will go in search of revenge.
On the other side, the seeded number 1 of the contest, Juan Pablo Varillas (121 °), it made Juanpa Ficovich (236 °) to get his first final in 2021. It was the Peruvian victory by 6-3 and 6-4, who will try to get closer to the Top 100 and lift his fourth Challenger trophy so far in his career.
First confrontation between the South Americans, who are handling a really formidable present. The Lima-born has just won his two Davis Cup matches and Tirante is one step away from qualifying for the Australian Open.