Bela and Lima challenge Sanyo and Paquito in the Andalusian's backyard

Just one break and a tiebreak knocks Mieres and Lamperti out

Bela and Lima challenge Sanyo and Paquito in the Andalusian's backyard

The semifinals in Seville ended with a bang as the world number one pairing, Pablo Lima and Fernando Belasteguín took on one of the most competitive pairings in the world, Miguel Lamperti and Juani Mieres, for a place in the final.

Seville has been a place of suffering for the favourites, who have had to struggle to get through the rounds. After winning in three sets in the quarter finals, both pairings were particularly focused on not losing their serves in this semifinal. And that's exactly what happened in the first set until Belasteguin brought out his fury to break in the most decisive moment. 7-5 for Horacio Alvarez Clementi's men.

The second set started with Lamperti and Mieres needing to stay alive in the match and the only way to do it was by achieving what they hadn't all match: breaking Bela and Lima. However, the set developed with both pairings being very solid on serve. Gustavo Pratto's players tried everything to break down Bela and Lima's defence, but the world number ones responded to every attack from the duo from Bahia Blanca. A tiebreak would be needed to separate the two: we'd either have a finalist or a third set. The answer was the same as in the first set. Fernando Belasteguin and Pablo Lima reach the final of the Sevilla Open 2017.

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