More massive upsets as CDMX Open round of 16 starts

Three top seeds lose in the first four games at the Cdmx Open 2021 round of 16

More massive upsets as CDMX Open round of 16 starts

The first four games at the CDMX Open 2021 Round of 16 were full of surprises, making the local crowd cheer at the spectacular Centro Libanés.

Silingo/Sanz VS Gutiérrez/Tapia (3)

The first match of the day was an amazing duel between Sanyo Gutiérrez and Agustín Tapia against Agustín Gómez Silingo and Jon Sanz.

Proceedings got underway with both teams trying to be the main characters on court, but soon Sanyo and Tapia were ahead on the scoreboard and took the opening set 5-7.

In the second frame, Silingo and Sanz kept fighting and managed to force the third set after winning the second act 6-4.

Centre court at the Centro Libanés was enjoying this opening match that moved into the decisive moments. In a set full of constant changes on the scoreline, it was the team formed by Silingo and Sanz who broke in the last moment in order to take the match 5-7, 6-4 and 6-4. Silingo and Sanz were the winners of this fantastic battle against the third seed in one of the biggest upsets in Mexico!

Yanguas/Lamperti VS Lima/Ruiz (8)

Miguel Yanguas and Miguel Lamperti faced Pablo Lima and Javi Ruiz in one of the evenest games taking into account their current ranking. Lima and Ruiz started the game overwhelming their opponents with great intensity and won the opening frame 1-6.

After talking things over on the bench during the break, Yanguas and Lamperti increased their intensity on the shots in order to force a decisive set. The scoreline was 6-3 in favour of the Mikes.

The final act was very equal throughout. In the end, Yanguas and Lamperti were more efficient in the crucial games and were able to close the match 6-4 after two hours. Los Mikes advance into the quarter-finals where they will face Silingo and Sanz.

Ruiz/Stupaczuk (5) VS Bergamini/Ruiz

Centre court in Mexico City next saw the fifth-seeded pair Alejandro Ruiz and Franco Stupaczuk face the tricky Lucas Bergamini and Jorge Ruiz.

Ruiz and Stupa started the match offering a great spectacle on court, while qualifiers Bergamini and Ruiz were trying to recover the break their opponents had made. The rankings' favourites won the opening set 6-4.

Onto the second frame, where Ruiz and Stupa seemed to be unstoppable for Bergamini and Ruiz. The Brazilian-Spanish tandem continued to put pressure on Stupa and Ruiz's service. Despite their rivals' attempts, the fifth seed was superior in the second set and won the match 6-4, 6-2 after an hour and 25 minutes.

González/Rico VS Belasteguín/Coello (6)

Court 2 was the scenery for the round of 16 match between Momo González and Javi Rico against the sixth-seeded Fernando Belasteguín and Arturo Coello.

The favourite team according to the rankings started the game with a break and showed more intensity on court. However, González and Rico wanted to impress the local fans. They came from behind to win the first set 6-3.

Momo and Javi Rico were fully motivated for the second act of the match and showed off playing at an outstanding level. Bela and Coello could not do anything to slow down the rhythm showed by their rivals, who ended up their amazing match with a 6-3 6-1 win in one hour and 10 minutes.

Stay tuned to see how the afternoon session in Mexico unfolds!

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