If it was difficult for some duos, the eight best pairs in the world will meet again this Friday in the quarter-finals of the La Rioja Open 1000.
The numbers 2 left a set on the way against Brea / Araujo, before starting a comeback, which ended with the abandonment of the Portuguese, hit in the calf. Final score: 6/7 6/4 5/2 abandoned in favor of Salazar/Triay.
The Llaguno/Iglesias and Las Heras/Virseda pairs also needed three rounds to defeat Merino/Alonso and Navarro/Martinez Lobo respectively.
The other pairs all won matches in straight sets, sometimes hung all the same, as for Osoro and Sainz, who required two tie-breaks to overcome young Caldera and Goenaga.
Find all the results of the day HERE.
Here are the quarter posters:
- Salazar/Triay vs Riera/Icardo
- Llaguno/Iglesias vs Alayeto/Alayeto
- Ortega/Gonzalez vs Sainz/Osoro
- Josemaria/Sanchez vs Las Heras/Virseda
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