Fernando Belasteguin and Sanyo Gutierrez win their quarter against Pablo Lima and Coki Nieto at the Qatar Major Premier Padel. Before the meeting, it was announced a very balanced match. And we had to be quick, the time for the Argentinians to get into the match, which caused a 2h33 clash!

An amazing game in many ways. First, the strategy adopted by the two pairs: the match was mainly played diagonally Belasteguin / Nieto.

Sanyo and Lima played relatively little. And you had to be good mentally to stay in the game.

A one-sided first set and a great Nieto

In the first set, this strategy paid off with a very big Coki Nieto who made everyone agree. The conditions help him. The track is slow and he manages to enter the match perfectly.

On the other hand, we make unnecessary mistakes. Sanyo and Bela use lobs. But they too often stay behind, while Pablo Lima and Coki Nieto camp in the net.

We think that the match could end very quickly given the mediocre performance of the Argentines who obviously have not yet returned to their match.

First set in favor of Pablo and Coki: 6/1.

2 sets, 2 moods

We take the same ones and redo the match in this second set which has nothing to do with the first.

First important element: Bela / Sanyo finally decides to take the net and play more quickly on Coki Nieto. Immediate effect: the match is balanced. We see Pablo Lima cringe. He makes a few big mistakes and he certainly feels that the Bela / Sanyo pair has nothing to do with the previous set.

The Bela / Nieto diagonal intensifies. But Sanyo, unlike the first, decides to intervene more often and tries to break this one. He more often takes the middle, even if it is to play in his parallel.

And especially Bela / Sanyo commit half as many mistakes as in the first set. Immediate effect on this second set, won 6/3.

A muscular 3rd set in line with the second

In this decisive set, the games are very close. In the 4th game, Bela / Sanyo must fight to pick up 2 games everywhere. And it is finally the Argentinians who manage to break in the 5th game, service to follow. A break that they will manage to hold until the end of the match. Final victory 1/6 6/3 6/4 for Fernando Belasteguin and Sanyo Gutierrez, who will play tomorrow from 15 p.m. against the winners of the world number ones: Alex Ruiz and Momo Gonzalez.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.