Second meeting of the day in Doha and first men's semi-final between the pair Stupaczuk/Di Nenno and the surprise of the painting gentlemen, Yanguas / Garrido.

In a match that they controlled from start to finish, Mike Yanguas and Javi Garrido took their revenge on the super kids : 6 / 2 7 / 6.

Mike Yanguas will play the first final of his career in such an important tournament (he won a FIP Platinum with Fede Chingotto last season)!

Yanguas/Garrido flies through the first round

We are used with sluggish starts of super kids. Last year, they showed us time and time again that they could be dominated in the first set and still end up winning the match, after hours of struggle on the court. So he was not almost not worrying to see them concede the first round 6/2 against Yangues/Garrido.

Especially since Miguel and Javi only made coin change to Franco and Martin. A week ago, the Argentinians had inflicted a severe 6 / 2 6 / 1 when Premier Padel from Riyadh. Moreover, the outsiders were wound up like clocks vu the adventures of the week...

Javi Garrido and Mike Yanguas knew take their chance in the first heat and they therefore took the lead in this first men's semi-final.

The important moments, the key to this set

As expected – and a little hoped – the super kids pulled themselves together at the start of the second set. This time, they took care to not concede their service game too easily. Martin and Franco managed to balance the exchanges and give each other a second wind in this match... very necessary if the public wanted a spectacle.

From now on, the servers kept their commitment and the fight finally raged on the central in Doha. However, there were some alerts for Yanguas and Garrido, who had to saving set points at 5/4. Fortunately, on their service, which made their job a little easier to defend them.

The set slowly moved towards a tie-break and that was normal, given the nature of this second round. The first mini-break is in favor of Juani Mieres' players. An important fact of this match was the quality of Javi Garrido's play. And while they had just saved several break points a few games before, they were the first to have match points.

It only took one! Against all expectations, the Yanguas/Garrido pair qualified for the final of this Qatar Major. Proof, perhaps, that this team is even more dangerous than one might have believed...

In any case, Mike and Javi take out Pozzoni's players, perhaps calming down the ardor of Franco Stupaczuk in passing. They will play their first final together tomorrow, but no pressure for them because “it remains a match of padel” and it’s better to enjoy the moment!

They are waiting for their opponents: either Coello/Tapia or Navarro/Gutiérrez. We will find out during the last meeting of the day. For them : "no matter which team we play, we already know that it will be a difficult match".

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.