During the night from Saturday to Sunday, the semi-finals of the P2 in Puerto Cabello in Venezuela took place in a particularly stifling climate for the athletes.

Initially, Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia conceded a set for the first time since their final lost in Riyadh. Coki Nieto and Jon Sanz gave everything to take the advantage in the decisive game, before being eaten up in the next two sets by slowly dying out: 6/7(6) – 6/2 – 6/0.

The world number ones will face the newly formed pair of Fede Chingotto and Ale Galan. The two men showed a lot of solidity to face Stupa/Di Nenno. Breaking in the last play of the first inning, “Chingalan” took control of the match without leaving any opening for “super kids” who lost again in the semi-final: 6/4 – 6/3.

Among the women, Delfina Brea and Bea Gonzalez are on their way to try to win their first title of the season. In the absence of Josemaria/Sanchez, the two Argentines put on their boss outfits to dominate Riera/Araujo in two sets and 1h38 of play: 6/4 – 6/3. The Acapulco Finalists did not find a solution to get out of the long rallies and were subjected to the law of their opponents on a physical level.

Finally, Alejandra Salazar and Tamara Icardo obtain a first place in the final since the start of their association. Both players benefited fromanother abandonment in this tournament in the person of Claudia Fernandez. The Spaniard's state of health was worrying, with no energy and on the verge of illness. Gemma Triay did not hesitate to bring her partner back to the bench and agreed to end the game: 4/3 ab.

The finals will be followed from 23 p.m. French time on the Youtube channel of 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!