Buenos Aires Padel Master draw completed as qualifiers conclude

Two international players have qualified from the 11 that took part in pre-'qualy' and/or qualy as the Buenos Aires Padel Master draw is now definitive.

Buenos Aires Padel Master draw completed as qualifiers conclude

The Buenos Aires Padel Master draw has been completed for the 2021 edition as the pre-qualifiers and qualifiers concluded in Madrid over the weekend.

While the actual Master will not start for another three weeks, as it takes place between 23 and 28 November, the final draw is now known. Therefore, all qualified pairs know their respective paths to the final in the Argentinian capital.

However, the qualifying stages took place in the Spanish capital. The Rivapadel club in Madrid was the venue where four tickets would be handed out, with only the men's Circuit playing in the Master.

Four qualifying winners

The first of the four qualifying finals on Sunday afternoon was between Antonio Luque and Mario Del Castillo against Joséda Sánchez and the Chilean Javier Valdés.

It was the latter pair who took charge of the first set, breaking once to see out the first set 6-4. The second set was again very equal, with almost nothing between the two sides. It would go all the way to a tie-break, which ended 11-9 to Luque and Del Castillo to force a third set.

In it, Sánchez and Valdés stepped on the gas once again to win it 6-3. Like they did for the Masters in Cascais and Barcelona, the 31st-ranked pair has qualified for the round of 32. They will be massive underdogs here as they face the four-seed in Federico Chingotto and Juan Tello.

The second of the four pairs to get granted access to the final draw was either Raúl Marcos and Javier García or the other Spanish pair of Miguel Ángel Solbes and Aitor García.

Marcos and García were favourites heading into the match, and it was them who started off with great intensity and confidence. Getting their break's advantage, the rankings' favourite managed to see out the set 6-4.

While the second set started off on equal footing, Marcos and Gárcia again bested their fellow Spaniards halfway through. Like the first set, it finished 6-4.

For the second tournament running, they qualify for the final draw, where they will face 14th-seed Francisco Gil and Jesús Moya.

Two more tickets

Perhaps the best game of the day was the third final of the day. Two 'internationals' - non-Spanish or Argentinian players - faced off with their respective Spanish partners. Jorge Ruiz and Brazilian Lucas Bergamini played Martín Piñeiro and Uruguayan veteran Diego Ramos.

The highest-seeded pair in qualifying at 29th, Bergamini and Piñeiro faced stiff competition. A closely-contested game, the Spanish-Brazilian tandem did manage to pull away with a break. They won the first set 6-4.

While spectacular, the second set was perhaps slightly more one-sided. The scoreline suggests otherwise, but things were fairly straightforward. With another 6-4, Bergamini and Piñeiro secured their ticket to Buenos Aires later this month after an hour and 20 minutes of play.

The bad news is they will face Paquito Navarro and Martín Di Nenno in the round of 32, the two-seeded pair and a duo that has made five straight finals and won the Cordoba Open last time out.

One more ticket to the Buenos Aires Padel Master draw was fought out between Marc Quílez-Toni Bueno and Antón Sans-Christian Fuster. Quílez and Bueno started off on the front foot, surprising the higher-ranked pair at the Rivapadel club by grabbing the first set 6-3.

While their rivals came out firing in the second set, the winners of the first set held their nerve. With the set seemingly ending in a tie-break, Quílez and Bueno did manage to break at the final time of asking, and kept serve to stamp their ticket to Argentina later this month. The match finished 6-3 7-5.

They will play Agustín Gutiérrez and Javi Barahona, the 24th-ranked partnership.

Internationals in Buenos Aires Padel Master draw

Four international players were stranded in the pre-qualifying rounds: Christian Medina Murphy (GB), Pablo Acevedo (MEX), Nicolo Cotto (ITA), and Pedro Araujo (POR). Andrés Britos (ITA) and Francisco Gomes (BRA) made it to qualy, but crashed out in the first round and second round respectively.

Chilean Javier Valdés and Brazilian Lucas Bergamini made it through qualifying and into the final draw. Others were not so lucky, however.

Italian Denis Perino made it to the second round, as did Frenchman Benjamin Tison. Uruguayan Diego Ramos made it to the final but lost to Bergamini.

This leaves us with four international players in the final draw, all of which South American.

First and foremost, former number one Pablo Lima, who now forms the eighth seed with Javi Ruiz. Next is his fellow Brazilian Lucas Campagnolo in the 13th-seed. Finally, the two qualifiers Bergamini and Valdés.

Consult the full draw below!

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