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Diego Elias

Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional: Elias & Rodriguez to Contest Final

Peru's World No.12 Diego Elias and Colombia's World No.14 Miguel Angel Rodriguez will contest an all-South American final of the Sporta Guatemala XI Torneo Internacional after defeating Mexico's Arturo Salazar and New Zealand's Paul Coll, respectively.

Elias will feature in his first final of the season after struggling with injury during the second half of the 2017/18 season.

The Peruvian was in strong form to dispatch Mexico's World No.47 Salazar by an 11-4, 11-2, 11-7 scoreline in just 31 minutes to reach his seventh PSA World Tour final and his first final since the 2016 Edmonton Open.

Elias will come up against tough competition in the final in the form of 'Colombian Cannonball' Rodriguez after he took out top seed Coll to reach the final of the PSA M50 tournament.

The World No.14 is showing no signs of fatigue or slowing down following his history-making win at the Allam British Open after he came from a game down to dispatch the Kiwi.

Rodriguez won 8-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 in a tough 69-minute battle to secure his place in his second successive final.

Results – Semi-finals
[3] Diego Elias (PER) bt [8] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-7 (31m)
[4] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) bt [1] Paul Coll (NZL) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 (69m)

Draw – Final
[4] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v [3] Diego Elias (PER)

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