Julio Julianoti and Stefano Flores proclaim themselves champions ofAPT Portugal Master. Brazilians beat Argentines Franco Dal Bianco and Maxi Arce in two sets. 6 / 4 6 / 3

Julianoti / Flores strikes first

The match begins with a spectacular level of play. Franco Dal Bianco and Maxi Arce are very solid in defense, then very powerful in attack. Dal Bianco takes it out by 3, and the Argentines make the first break. On the next game, they save 4 break points to widen the gap. 2/0

Julio Julianoti starts up, and shows all his repertoire. Nicknamed the “Federer from padel" for his class on the track, he hurts opponents with his backhand volley. 3/2

Several errors in the sixth game lost the lead to the Argentines who conceded their service without winning a single point. The score is reversed. 4/3

Dal Bianco and Arce save their faceoff on a punto de oro, but on their next service play, the Brazilians (with the help of the net) get three set points. The first is the right one, and Julianoti / Flores take the advantage! 6/4

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Revenge of the Brazilians

The Brazilians are on top today. Maxi Arce tries to start the revolt: “We're going to put this back together”, he yells at his teammate. But Julianoti / Flores play very fair. Julianoti brings it back by 3, when Dal Bianco is very far from being able to reach the Brazilian attacks. A partial of 8–1 over the last 9 games hurts Argentines very badly. 3/0

Franco Dal Bianco and Maxi Arce are a little better, but Julio Julianoti and Stefano Flores do not miss anything. Their level of play today is really impressive. The tournament's No.3 seed doesn't want to lose a second final in a week. 4/1

This match has an air of revenge. During the first and only confrontation between these two pairs (in Paraguay), the young Argentines had gained the upper hand. The Brazilians celebrate with rage every point. 5/2

On the service of Dal bianco, Julianoti and Flores get 2 match points! On the second, they proclaim themselves champions of the Portugal Master! 6/3

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Julianioti "After the defeat in Paraguay, we really wanted to get revenge. We were able to stay consistent in the game and play our game. ”


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