Buenos Aires Master round of 16 starts with action and excitement

The first four games of the Buenos Aires Master round of 16 saw two of the top four seeds in action in front of the amazing La Rural crowd.

Buenos Aires Master round of 16 starts with action and excitement

The first four games of the Buenos Aires Master round of 16 gave the La Rural crowd a lot to cheer about.

Many of the local heroes were in action at centre court, clearly supported by the deafening Argentinian faithful.

Here is how things shook out at centre court and on court 2, or watch this Spanish video below!

Tello/Chingotto (4) VS Silingo/Sanz

The Buenos Aires Master round of 16 started with a very popular pairing in Fede Chingotto and Juan Tello as they took on Agustín Gómez Silingo and Jon Sanz.

The fourth-seeded Chingotto and Tello were the rankings' overwhelming favourites, and this translated onto the 20 by 10. They broke in consecutive games, taking a 4-0 lead. While Silingo and Sanz took one break back, the Argentinian tandem restored their two-break lead and took the set 6-2.

Tello and Chingotto broke serve in the second game of the second set. Silingo and Sanz tried everything but simply were no match for the longest-standing partnership in the men's Circuit. This match finished 6-26-3 after just over an hour.

Cepero/Méndez VS Ruiz/Stupaczuk (5)

Court 2 started the day off with Alejandro Ruiz and Argentinian Franco Stupaczuk as they looked for a ticket to the quarter-finals against Álvaro Cepero and Rafa Méndez.

The first set was marked by the many breaks that took place. Both pairs managed to break twice when the score hit 5-5. Then, in the 12th game, Ruiz and Stupa pulled out a third break to take the opening set 7-5.

Cepero and Méndez kept up their fighting spirit in the second frame. Not downing their tools, they were eventually bested in the tenth game. After an hour and 20 minutes, Stupaczuk and Ruiz won 7-5, 6-4.

Gutiérrez/Tapia (3) VS Fernández/Diestro

The second match at centre court saw the highest-ranked Argentinian duo in Sanyo Gutiérrez and Agustín Tapia against the tricky Antonio Fernández Cano and José Diestro.

The three seed started the match by imposing their will on Diestro and Pincho. While they did well to stay within striking range of Gutiérrez and Tapia, the Argentines broke and took care of business: 6-3.

Gold points were the name of the game in the second set. Gutiérrez won several to keep their noses in front and again break their rivals. While the set was different than the first, the scoreline was the same: 6-3. The Malmö Padel Open winners are through to the final eight.

Sánchez/Capra (7) VS Moya/Gil

The fourth and final early game saw seventh seed Maxi Sánchez and Luciano Capra take on Xisco Gil and Jesús Moya to get out of the Buenos Aires Master round of 16.

Nothing was between the two pairs in the opening set despite their difference in the rankings. 14th ranked pair Moya and Gil held their own and looked the better pair at times, as the set went down to the tie-break. Here, it was Lucho Capra and Sánchez who persevered and won 7-6.

Perhaps winning a major mental battle, the second set was plain sailing for the number seven pair. Breaking twice and being met with less resistance, they saw the match out 6-2 after an hour and 40 minutes.

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