The morning ends at Oeiras (Portugal), and the posters of the two big finals are known! This afternoon we will have a duel Chiostri / Alfonso vs Oliveira / Melgratti for the men and Garcia / Brites vs Borrero / Schuck for the women.
The No.1s thought they were untouchable. Since the start of the season, Catarina Vilela and Filipa Mendonça have dominated the women's APT circuit Padel Tower. But more and more female players are joining the APT, and the level is increasing considerably.
Carlota Garcia (Esp) and Joana Brites (Por) are two very talented players, and they completely thwarted the No.1s. A nice balance between the quality of Carlotta's hand and the absolute serenity of Joana, for this pair which will seek their first title on the APT this afternoon. 6/3 7/6
Marta Borrero is the sensation of this APT Padel Oeiras Open Tower. From the top of her 18 years, she demonstrates a rare maturity. With the Brazilian Schuck, it often hits the mark.
Facing a Nerea Derbis hit in the right shoulder (who ended the match in tears), and Cristina Carrascosa, the pair Borrero / Schuck controlled the important moments to win in straight sets. 7/5 6/4
Un very difficult start to the match for Chiostri and Alfonso who break from the start of the match, but come back winning the puntos de oro. Gonzalo Alfonso called the physiotherapist for pain in the abdominal area that had kept him away from the courts for several months, here at the Master of Portugal. Fede bandaged in the calf, and Gonza bandaged in the abodminals, the n ° 1 seem more than ever to be taken.
But we know it is when there is drama that they are the best. The flexibility of the Chiostri / Alfonso pair before breaking up is extraordinary, and once again they end up doing it.
On a controversial point, the match turns. Schaeffer knocks on Chiostri's body, who protects himself with his pala. The ball passes, but no one knows if it hit Fede's body before his pala. From there, the Argentines unroll to offer themselves a new final. 6/3 4/6 6/0
Yain Melgratti and Miguel Oliveira were stronger, that's undeniable. The latter will therefore have the opportunity to win a second title - after the Liège Open -, and this time in front of his audience.
In a match where Tolito Aguirre and Mati Popovich failed to show their best padel, the Argentinian and the Portuguese made their experience known to get out of this physically difficult half with the heat. 6/2 6/3
We will therefore have two great finals from 17 p.m .:
Garcia / Brites vs Borrero / Schuck, then Chiostri / Alfonso vs Oliveira / Melgratti. To follow the meetings, it happens just below: