This first semi-final was the fifth confrontation between Chingotto/Navarro and Stupaczuk/Di Nenno. And it's a fifth victory in a row this season for the Superpibes against the Spanish-Argentinian pair. Final score: 0/6 6/2 6/3 in just under two hours of play.
In particularly slow playing conditions in Germany, the players on the left had to be patient on the black carpet in Düsseldorf. There will be no revenge for the Chingotto/Navarro duo, who nevertheless did not come far from victory, like last week.
A one-sided first set
We didn't have to wait long to find out the ambitions of Chingotto / Navarro. From the first game of the match, the Spanish-Argentinian pair took the upper hand, granted themselves four break points, and converted one on the second attempt.
Facing them, the Stupaczuk / Di Nenno duo makes a series of unforced errors and suffers the law of their opponents. With Fede Chingotto on fire, the score quickly became very heavy.
With a faultless performance from Paquito Navarro and Federico Chingotto, the score is severe in this first set after a little over thirty minutes of play which smacks of the desire for revenge. After suffering a 6/0 at the Madrid Masters, it is their turn to inflict a 6/0 on the Argentine pair.
The return of the Superpibes
An electric shock was needed for the Superpibes in this meeting to stop this infernal spiral. The first game of the second set bodes well with the opening of their counter.
The duel is more balanced at the start of this second round. The servers manage to maintain their service. And then, it took a small mistake from Fede Chingotto to revive the opponents. First break opportunities for the Argentinians and first break for Stupa / Di Nenno. The match is restarted.
Excited, “mentally ill“, the Argentinians are back in this meeting and push their opponents into a third round. 6-2, for the Superpibes.
Stupa / Di Nenno, at the end of the suspense
Frustration begins to show in Paquito Navarro, who distracts the Chingotto metronome at times.
The intensity goes up a notch from the second game of this set with a break point saved for the Spanish-Argentinian pair in a completely crazy point which will leave its mark.
The first break will finally be for the Chingotto / Navarro pair in a game concluded again with a gold point. A few big long errors from Stupaczuk cost the Superpibes this game.
But this match still had a few surprises in store. The break will take place straight away for the Superpibes. This meeting is completely restarted, once again. And it is with great courage that the Argentines will go for this third set and this meeting.
A two-in-one match
Who would have thought of such a fight after the first set of this meeting? The first round ended with an incredible statistic: 24 points won for Chingotto/Navarro compared to only 9 for the Stupaczuk/Di Nenno pair.
And then, it took the Argentines waking up for there to finally be a match. Stupa and Di Nenno's shots are more precise, they gain the upper hand more easily in the points and above all, they play fair. A painful victory for the Superpibes, who almost took the exit.
This meeting gave rise to monstrous points, which lasted more than a minute. It's a new final for the Superpibes who are now awaiting their next opponents. The second men's semi-final will be played after the one and only women's match of the day, opposing Triay/Ortega and Sainz/Llaguno.
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