Javi Ruiz and Uri Botello reach their third final in Melilla and will take on Ruiz and Silingo

The final of the third Challenger of the season takes place this Sunday

Javi Ruiz and Uri Botello reach their third final in Melilla and will take on Ruiz and Silingo

Two matches for a place in the final of the Melilla Challenger took place at the Pabellón Javier Imbroda. Four pairings trying to reach the final of the third Challenger of the season on the World Padel Tour.

Agustín Gómez Silingo and Álex Ruiz took on Ernesto Moreno and Gonzalo Rubio in the first semifinal. The latter controlled the first set. The Andalusians caused problems for their opponents on serve time and time again and finally broke in the sixth game. The maintained that advantage until the end, winning the first set 6-3 with a noteworthy performance from Gonzalo Rubio. In the second set, Ruiz and Silingo stepped it up and cut down their unforced errors to gain control of the ent. They broke for the first time in the sixth game and won the set 6-3 to force a decider. The Spanish/Argentine duo came out flying in the last set and won four of the first five games. Rodrigo Ovide's men brought out their best and won the last set 6-2 to reach their first final.

Their opponents would come from the match between Uri Botello - Javier Ruiz and Sebastián Nerone José Antonio García DiestroBotello and Ruiz confirmed their great moment of form and dominated the first set clearly (6-2). Ruiz and Botello controlled the tempo and punished their opponents for their unforced errors. In the second set, Nerone and Diestro contained Botello and Ruiz a little bit more and they broke in the tenth game. At 6-4 they forced a third set. In the third set, Nerone and Diestro continued to work hard for each point and caused problems for Ruiz and Botello. In the sixth game they were rewarded with a break but they were clawed back in the following game. Local player Botello started to recover his scintillating form from the opening set and he was vital in taking three games on the bounce to lead 6-5. But they didn't close it out on serve and Diestro/Nerone forced a tiebreak. Here Ruiz and Botello just edged it (7-6) and they will feature in their third Challenger final of the season.

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