This Saturday was held under a blazing sun the 1/2 finals in the Plaza Mayor of the pretty town of Valladolid.
And what a day! We were able to experience real intense moments watching the matches because we had the right to our share of surprises.
As with any final, you can of course watch it from 10:00 am with, to start the day in the best possible way, the women's final and immediately after that it will be the men's turn to take to the track.
Before attacking the final it is still necessary to come back to these completely crazy semi-finals.
The numbers 1 fall
It is the amazement on the side of Valladolid.
Indeed, the current world number 1, Juan Lebron and Alejandro Galan, were eliminated against a team that seems to come back strong after a difficult start to the season.
Juan Tello and Federico Chingotto managed to overcome Spanish giants in just two sets with great mastery in the deciding game of the second set.
On a final score of 6-4 / 7-6 (4), The cat et El Raton manage to win the long-awaited sesame to advance to their first final of the year.
They will meet another unexpected pair today, the one made up of Maxi Sanchez and Lucho Capra.
The latter eliminated at the end of the evening Sanyo Gutierrez and Fernando Belasteguin on a score of 6-4 / 3-6 / 6-3.
Like he usually does, El Tiburon de Vila Mercedes did not let anything go and once again demonstrated all his defensive talent. Accompanied by his sidekick Lucho, always so offensive and intractable, the two Argentines took full advantage of the fast conditions to surprise their opponents of the day. Bela further diminished, Sanyo had an exceptional match but it was not enough.
So today we will have a completely new final. For the first time in 2021, a tournament will not be won by Lebron / Galan or Bela / Sanyo!
Among the Ladies, the favorites ensure
Unsurprisingly, among our female friends, the favorites put on a show on the Plaza Mayor court.
From 10:00 a.m. we could attend the meeting between Alejandra Salazar - Gemma Triay et Lucia Sainz - Béatriz Gonzalez.
The latter could not do much against the numbers 1, and logically fall in two sets. After a complicated start to the match, they managed to come back well in the second, but ended up being eliminated with a score of 6-1 / 7-6 (3).
Salazar and Triay will play their third final of the season against Ariana Sanchez and Paula Josemaria, the champions of the last World Padel Tour Marbella Master.
These have come to the end of Marta Marrero and Marta Ortega. For their first at this level in 2021, the Martas have at times regained their former glory but completely cracked in the tie-break of the third. A 1-6 / 6-3 / 6-7 (1) defeat with reasons for encouragement for this pair which has had a very difficult start to the year!
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