ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 7-6 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! Nicolas Almagro wins through to the last 16 with a quite stunning performance in the third set tie-break, taking it 7-2 in convincing fashion! Giraldo was superb for long periods of the match, but he was blown away in the decisive breaker! Next up for Almagro will be a clash against either Andy Roddick or Tomas Berdych.
Nicolás Almagro - Santiago Giraldo
Indian Wells Masters - 12 March 2012
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ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 6-6 - There is simply nothing between this pair as Almagro holds in dogged fashion to take the set to a tie-break, and that is how this match will be decided! Giraldo will have to find a way through from here now.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 5-6 - Giraldo confounds his opponent's determined fight with a composed, calm and assured game on his serve, and he holds to 30 with a fine serve down the T to secure it.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 5-5 - Almagro again holds in dramatic fashion as he holds on firmly from deuce to level at 5-5, and Giraldo throws everything at his opponent to no avail! This set looks poised to go all the way!
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 4-5 - Giraldo, undeterred by his opponent's brash reaction to holding at 4-4, closes out a very composed game on his own serve to remain ahead at 5-4, and now the pressure is really on the Spaniard!
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 4-4 - Almagro hammers two huge forehand winners, and he suddenly turns more aggressive and fired up as he clenches his fist to celebrate a very fine hold!
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 3-4 - Giraldo finds a brilliant backhand winner just as Almagro looks threatening at 30-30, and the Colombian is really striving to remain on top in this set. Can Almagro keep pace?
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 3-3 - The Spaniard will not be dictated to in this set, and he takes control of his service game very impressively, firing two fierce forehands cross court for winners to hold.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 2-3 - Almagro pummels two brilliant forehand winners, but Giraldo does not lose his composure and closes out the game with a majestic backhand passing shot down the line!
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 2-2 - Almagro again levels at the start of the third set, and there is nothing to choose between the two players at the moment with a break of serve potentially proving crucial in this match.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 1-2 - Giraldo finds himself down at 15-30, but he responds with a flurry of powerful groundstrokes to ensure that he takes the game and remains on the front foot in this set.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 1-1 - Almagro has little problem in levelling at 1-1 in the final set, finding three precise first serves and backing each up with a powerful forehand to dictate the points.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 0-1 - Giraldo gets going in the third set with a comfortable service hold, and that's much better from the Colombian, who gets on the scoreboard immediately.
ALMAGRO 4-6 6-2 - SET! Almagro is unerring as he closes out the second set on serve, losing just one point, and Giraldo suddenly finds himself under the cosh in this match with the momentum taken away from him. Can he respond?
ALMAGRO 4-6 5-2 - BREAK! Almagro breaks once more as he moves to within a game of the opening set, and the Spaniard is thriving from having been locked at 2-2! Almagro can now serve out for the second set...
ALMAGRO 4-6 4-2 - It's one-way traffic now as Almagro holds to 15, and the Spaniard has taken this set by the scruff of the neck and ensured that he is now firmly in the ascendancy.
ALMAGRO 4-6 3-2 - BREAK! Almagro suddenly stamps his authority on the set as he powers two brilliant forehand passing shots down the line, and Giraldo has no response as the Spaniard breaks serve!
ALMAGRO 4-6 2-2 - Almagro does manage to level up the second set with a gutsy hold from 30-30, but the Spaniard is not looking overly convincing on his serve at the moment and is having to scrap through.
ALMAGRO 4-6 1-2 - Giraldo finds a new level on serve as he delivers three brilliant first serves, and the Colombian is thriving now as he continues with a good rhythm. Can Almagro match him?
ALMAGRO 4-6 1-1 - Almagro levels at the start of this second set, and Giraldo is unable to make an immediate impact on his opponent's serve. Almagro needs to raise his intensity to match his opponent's in this set.
ALMAGRO 4-6 0-1 - Again, Giraldo serves first in this second set, and the Colombian gets off to a solid start with a comfortable hold to 15. Almagro will have to raise his game.
ALMAGRO 4-6 - SET! Almagro is not able to lift his level on serve, and again it goes to deuce with Giraldo piling on the pressure with a flurry of powerful groundstrokes! He breaks after deuce, and Almagro loses the opening set!
ALMAGRO 4-5 - Giraldo holds with consummate ease, and the Colombian is not encountering many problems at all on his serve, while Almagro will have to improve greatly from his last sluggish effort.
ALMAGRO 4-4 - Almagro again holds to level at 4-4, but it is not at all convincing as he takes it from deuce with Giraldo piling on the pressure.
ALMAGRO 3-4 - Giraldo is finding a bit more on his serve than his opponent, and he finds two big deliveries to peg Almagro back behind the baseline once more.
ALMAGRO 3-3 - Giraldo wins the opening point with a rasping forehand winner, but he cannot continue that form as Almagro closes the game out clinically.
ALMAGRO 2-3 - Giraldo again holds serve with ease, and Almagro throws his arms up in frustration as he slips behind once more in this opening set.
ALMAGRO 2-2 - The Spaniard battles tirelessly once more to hold serve despite pressure from Giraldo, and this match will be played exclusively from the back of the court.
ALMAGRO 1-2 - Giraldo continues to lead in this opening set, and he holds serve again with relative ease as he crunches two successive forehand winners beyond Almagro's grasp!
ALMAGRO 1-1 - Almagro levels at 1-1 with a composed game on his serve, and both players get going with solid holds at the start of this match.
ALMAGRO 0-1 - Giraldo holds serve very comfortably with four precise serves to leave Almagro scratching around at the back of the court. He holds to get on the board immediately.