More pairings reach the last 16 at the Buenos Aires Padel Masters [Vídeo]

Aris Patiniotis and Cristian Gutiérrez pull off the upset of the day

More pairings reach the last 16 at the Buenos Aires Padel Masters [Vídeo]

The action got underway at La Rural with Alejandro Ruiz Granados - Sebastián Nerone vs. David García Campos - Javier Redondo. The Spanish-Argentine couple didn't leave room for an upset with a solid performance that gave them a 6-2, 6-2 win in under an hour (58min).

One hour after the day's play got underway, Ignacio Gadea and Antonio Luque took on Víctor Ruíz and Javier Limones in a neverending match that took over two and a half hours. After Limones and Ruiz took the first set 6-2, Severino Iezzi's pupils fought back to turn the match around, taking a nail-biting affaire 2-6, 7-6, 7-6.

The second match to take place on centre court was between Maxi Grabiel - Ramiro Moyano and Cristian Germán Gutiérrez - Aris PatiniotisThe latter dominated the first set, and took it in a tiebreak. Both pairings exchanged breaks in the second set and Moyano-Grabiel forced the decider by also clinching a tiebreak. With Patiniotis and Gutierrez up 4-1, Moyano had to withdraw with an injury, and the young pairing were presented with a place in the last 16.

Back to court 2, where Martín Sánchez Piñeiro and Jaime Bergareche squared off against Alejandro Galán and Juan Cruz Belluati. The former had numerous chances to break in the first set but didn't capitalise, whereas Piñeiro and Bergareche took their only chance to win the first set 6-4.

In the second set, Bergareche and Piñeiro broke three times to take the match and reach the last sixteen with a 6-4, 6-3 scoreline.

Cristian Gutiérrez and Juan Martín Díaz, tested their form against José Antonio García Diestro and Javier Concepción, and the Argentines took the first set 6-2 in just over 31 minutes.

Javi Concepcion and Diestro reacted immediately by taking the second set 6-3. This ignited a reaction from the duo from Mar del Plata, who were unstoppable in the third set, which they took 6-1.

Juani Mieres and Miguel Lamperti made their debut in Buenos Aires against Peter Alonso-Martínez and Javier Ruiz, and claimed the first set 6-2.

In the second set, Alonso and Ruiz levelled things out and even put the pairing from Bahia Blanca in some discomfort. In the end one break of serve settled it for Lamperti and Mieres, who grabbed the quickest victory of the day in just 54 minutes.

Germán Tamame - Andrés Britosmatch against Raúl Díaz - Raúl Marcos was a topsy turvy affaire. The first set was initially dominated by Britos and Tamame, who squandered a 5-2 lead and were forced to play out a tiebreak. Here, Britos hit the decisive winner with a stunning off the wall return.

In the second things were slightly more comfortable for Britos and Tamame, who finished off the match 6-3 in an hour and 34 minutes.

The day came to an end on centre court with Francisco Navarro - Carlos Daniel Gutiérrez vs. Matías Marina Artuso - Gonzalo Rubio.

During the first set, it seemed that a break in the fifth set from Sanyo and Paquito would be enough but Maty and Gonzalo broke back in the eight game to equal the set. The Argentine-Spanish pairing, however, did just enough to break again and win the first set 7-5.

Maty and Gonzalo proved that they weren't in the Argentine capital to do tourism. They made life difficult for the world number two pairing again in the second set but ultimately succumbed 6-4.

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