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Almagro continues clay streak to win Buenos Aires title

February 21, 2011 10:44 IST

Spain's Nicolas Almagro won his second title in successive weeks on Sunday when he beat Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Buenos Aires Open.

The top seed clinched victory on his third match point to continue his impressive form on south American claycourts after his triumph at the Brazil Open in Costa do Sauipe.

It was Almagro's ninth career title and took his record for the year so far to 14 wins in 16 matches.

The 25-year-old's only defeats came in the Auckland semi-finals and in the fourth round at the Australian Open.

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