Four pairings will fight for the Lisbon Challenger

The quarter finals in Lisbon were over in the blink of an eye

Four pairings will fight for the Lisbon Challenger

The first match of the day to take place on centre court at Clube 7 saw Maty Marina - Willy Lahoz take on Godo Díaz - Luciano Capra. The Argentine duo clearly dominated the match, although Marina and Lahoz put up more of a fight in the first set where only one break set them apart (6-4).

In the second set, Godo and Lucho enjoyed themselves on court while their opponents slowly faded away. In just over an hour and a half, Diaz and Capra stamped their place in the semifinals with a clear 6-1 scoreline.

The second match on centre court featured Alejandro Galán - Juan Cruz Belluati and José Antonio García Diestro Martín Sánchez Piñeiro. The clash got off to an even start, with both pairings holding onto serve with relative ease. The first duo to do so was Diestro and Piñeiro, who made the most of their opponents' unforced errors and Sanchez Piñeiro's hard-hitting shots. They sealed theur break to win 6-4 in the first set.

This set back didn't diminish Galan and Belluati's hopes, as they continued to fight with the same intensity. They broke in the eighth game and held on to win 6-3 and forced a deciding set.

In the third set, Diestro and Piñeiro struck back with force, breaking in the seventh game to take a 5-2 lead and hold on to win 6-2 in almost an hour and 47 minutes.

Pedro Alonso-Martínez and Javier Ruiz went face to face with Alejandro Ruiz and Sebastián Nerone in the third match on centre court at Club7, in the heart of the Portuguese capital. Nerone and Ruiz got off to a devastating start by winning the opening eight games. They went on to win the first set 6-0 and continued in similar fashion in the second, which they also won 6-3 to reach the penultimate round of the tournament in just over an hour.

The last place in the quarter finals would come from the match between Rubén Rivera - Gerard Company and Ignacio G. Gadea - Germán TamameIt was also a quick match as Gadea and Tamame only dropped a game in the whole match to reach the semifinals of the Lisboa Challenger 2017. With Gadea finding impossible angles and Tamame displaying his power and precision, there wasn't much Company and Rivera could do, as they dropped the first set 6-0 in 26 minutes and the second 6-1 in under half an hour.

The semifinals of the first international Challenger of the season on the World Padel Tour are defined:

Godo Díaz and Lucho Capra vs. Martín Sánchez Piñeiro and Jose Antonio Garcia Diestro are first on court (15:00 GMT) with Gadea - Tamame vs. Nerone - Ruíz following.

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