The big names on the circuit left little room for surprises during the quarter-finals of the P2 in Asunción yesterday, for both men and women. The four best pairs in the table qualified for the semi-finals, as in Seville.

Remake of the final in Andalusia

It was the Superpibes who opened the ball yesterday in Paraguay. Franco Stupaczuk et Martin Di Nenno faced Lucas Campagnolo et Javi leal on Court 3. The Argentines were very efficient, seizing the only two break points at their disposal in each set. Their opponents were unable to take the service of Stupa and Di Nenno who won 6/4 – 6/3 in 1h22.

It was quite the opposite for Ale Galan et Fede Chingotto for whom the efficiency ratio was much less careful (4/11 on break point). Heckled in the first set by Momo Gonzalez et Alejandro Ruiz, the “Chingalan” pair was able to count on the numerous opportunities that the Spaniards offered them on their play. Chingotto and Galan won 6/4 – 6/2 in 1h36 and will meet the Superpibes in the semi-final, a rematch of the final in Seville.

Lebron/Navarro will challenge the bosses

On the other side of the picture, Arturo Coello et Agustin Tapia crossed swords with well-known adversaries: mike yanguas et Javi Garrido. The Spaniards are still on the road to world number one, for the third consecutive tournament after Brussels and Seville. And for the fourth time this season in four confrontations, Coello and Tapia dominated the debates thanks to their striking force. They pocketed the victory with a score of 6/4 – 6/4 without losing their commitment.

Juan lebron et Paquito Navarro closed the day in Asunción by obtaining their ticket for the last four. On the occasion of the first quarter-final of the Bella/Tello pair, The Spaniards showed themselves to be ruthless in not leaving the slightest glimmer of hope to the Argentines. Lebron and Navarro did not concede a single break point and easily won: 6/4 – 6/2 in 1h20. They now have a meeting with Coello/Tapia for the first time this season in a face-to-face match that smells like gunpowder.

New clash between Josemaria/Sanchez and Triay/Fernandez

Like the men's draw, the favorites held their place on the women's side in the quarter-finals. Ari Sanchez et Paula Josemaria put an end to the beautiful journey ofAraceli Martinez et Marina Guinart, tomboys of Goenaga/Osoro in the first round. The world number ones did not hang around on Center Court yesterday, winning 6/3 – 6/4 in 1h09.

As in Brussels and Seville, Sanchez and Josemaria will have to face Gemma Triay et Claudia fernandez. The Spanish had to fight against Sainz/Llaguno, especially during the first round where they only found the solution at the end of the suspense in the decisive game. Triay and Fernandez needed 2h21 of play to eliminate their compatriots: 7/6(6) – 6/4. They will now try to take their revenge in Paraguay after their defeat in Andalusia.

Brea and Gonzalez got hot

Sacred in Puerto Cabello, Brussels and Seville, Delfi Brea et Bea Gonzalez almost got out in the quarter-finals. Opposed to Virginia Riera et Sofia Araujo, the two players embarked on an unbearable third set and tie-break. Despite a wasted first match point at 6/5, Brea and Gonzalez gritted their teeth to sign an 18th consecutive victory: 6/1 – 1/6 – 7/6(5).

Finally, Marta Ortega et Veronica Virseda will play their first semi-final on the circuit since the Qatar Major. The Spanish women did not miss their chance to reach the last four by dominating their cadets Claudia jensen et Jessica Castillo 6/4 – 7/5 after a big physical fight lasting 2h12.

Ortega and Virseda will try to bring down the invincible team since the end of March, Brea/Gonzalez. The two pairs will open the semi-finals today at 20 p.m. French time, to follow live on chain Premier Padel.

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!