The eighth test of the season, sixth under the Open modality, has already entered the streaming zone: this Thursday the four crosses of the Las Rozas Open quarterfinals of the World Padel Tour were defined, among which there is an Argentine predominance. There are ten Argentines out of sixteen players, also adding five Spaniards and one Brazilian.
Because of how the fourth was diagrammed, a 100% Argentine duo has confirmed their presence in the grand final, to which the locals Ale Galán and Juan Lebrón, current # 1 in the world ranking, will aspire to arrive from losing in the definition of Valencia Open against Fernando Belasteguín and Sanyo Gutiérrez, who occupy the second position of the ladder and go on their hunt.
FULL CLASSIFICATION FOR THE ‘BIG FOUR’
Chingotto and Tello, the longest-running duo on the circuit and number 4 in the world, eliminated Pablo Lijó and Juan Martín Díaz. It was after three sets of fight: after giving up the first set, they stepped better from the second period and closed it 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2. Comeback, full confidence and soul injection to continue emboldened.
Tello, in defense mode: with Chingotto they continue to add strength.
Belasteguín and Sanyo Gutiérrez they also did their part. It was against Juan Cruz Belluati and Javier Garrido: as in previous matches, Bela / Sanyo managed to correct their tactics and adjust pieces during the same game. There are recurrent situations in which the number two duo of the World Padel Tour starts set down or breaks down: in this case, they gave up the first set 7-5 -break on point to gold to Sanyo’s serve-, but from there on it was another to sing. It was an undeniable 6-2 and 6-3.
Finally, both Ale Galán and Juan Lebrón (6-4 and 6-4 to Alba – Gil) as Pablo Lima and Agustín Tapia (6-2 and 6-3 to Oria – Gutiérrez) obtained their tickets to the next instance by fast track. Same situation for Franco Stupaczuk and Alex Ruíz, who, starting as the seventh pre-classified couple, already wrote down their names in Friday’s duels and will seek to repeat what happened in Madrid in the first tournament of the year: they will face Galán-Lebrón, whom they eliminated on that occasion.
Stupaczuk and Ruíz continue at a firm pace: now they will go for another blow against the # 1,
LAMPERTI FRIDAYS COME BACK AFTER A BATACAZO
Lamperti himself had confessed in a video posted on his YouTube channel that the decision to break up with Arturo Coello had taken him by surprise: it was the young Spaniard who decided to put an end to the couple in order to seek another direction (in this case, with Javi Ruíz). However, in the first tournament with his new partner -Miguel Yanguas- they hit a great hit and reached the quarterfinals.
Great hit from Lamperti and Yanguas.
It was 6-4, 3-6 and 7-6 against Martín Di Nenno and Paquito Navarro (# 5 in the ranking), who had not yet managed to get titles this season but who were on the rise. In fact, just ten days ago they played a brutal semifinal against Galán-Lebrón in Valencia, which they yielded for details.
Di Nenno and Paquito Navarro said goodbye to Las Rozas.
A TOURNAMENT MARKED BY THE DOWN: TWO WITHDRAWALS IN EIGHTHS
The couple of Matías Diaz and José Sánchez Serrano (injury) had to leave their match corresponding to the round of 16 due to medical leave, which gave the automatic classification to Víctor Ruíz and José Rico: the match was 3-1 in the first set. For their part, Maxi Sánchez and Luciano Capra advanced round thanks to Justified WO by Mario del Castillo (injury) and Antonio Luque.
This is not all: in the previous phase there were three players who had to get off due to COVID. Ramiro Moyano (with Uri Botello), Lucas Campagnolo (with Lucas Bergamini) and Jesús Moya (with Edu Alonso) should have crossed out their names from Las Rozas, awarding three ‘lucky losers’ to pairs from the qualy.
This is how the quarterfinals of the Las Rozas Open ended.
Alejandro Galán – Juan Lebrón (# 1) vs. Franco Stupaczuk – Alex Ruíz
Victor Ruíz – José Rico vs. Pablo Lima – Agustín Tapia (# 3)
Federico Chingotto – Juan Tello (# 4) vs. Maxi Sánchez – Luciano Capra
Miguel Yanguas – Miguel Lamperti vs. Fernando Belasteguín – Sanyo Gutiérrez (# 2)
All the matches can be seen live this Friday through the World Padel Tour YouTube channel.