Salazar (l) and Gordon in Argentina.
Salazar (l) and Gordon in Argentina.

Mexican world No. 62 Arturo Salazar defeated Team USA’s Chris Gordon to win the $10, 000 Resistencia Open this weekend in Argentina.

Salazar, the two seed, and Gordon, the one seed, both fulfilled their seedings by enduring a difficult route to the final.

The American world No. 61 faced a difficult first-round challenge against Mexico’s Edgar Zayas, who held a 2-1 lead over Gordon before the 2013 U.S. champion came back to win in five games and eighty minutes.

After defeating Paraguay’s Nicolas Caballero in a three-game quarterfinal, Gordon edged out an epic 100-minute semifinal victory over New Zealand’s three seed Martin Knight, which Gordon sealed 16-14 in the fifth game.

In the bottom half of the draw, Salazar needed four games and over forty minutes to get past Argentinians Robertino Pezzota and Leandro Romiglio in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively.

Salazar capitalized on Gordon’s marathon semifinal in the final, defeating the American 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 in forty minutes.

A rematch between Salazar and Gordon is predicted in the $10, 000 Paraguay Open in Asuncion this week where Gordon is seeded first and Salazar second.

Gordon’s road to the final is predicted to be similar with a first-round match against Caballero and predicted semifinal against three seed Knight.

For more information visit the Paraguay Open tournament page.