Navarro and Di Nenno reach eighth straight final after amazing CDMX Open semi-finals duel

Navarro and Di Nenno can become the new number ones on Sunday after a two-set win in the CDMX Open semi-finals.

Navarro and Di Nenno reach eighth straight final after amazing CDMX Open semi-finals duel

The second of Saturday's CDMX Open semi-finals featured Paquito Navarro and Martín Di Nenno, who faced a battle-tested pairing in Juan Tello and Federico Chingotto.

Navarro and Di Nenno have a clear objective in mind, which is to finish 2021 as the rankings' number ones. A tournament win in Mexico would see them go top heading into the Master Final. On the other hand, Tello and Chingotto’s objective is to maintain fourth position in the World Padel Tour rankings.

Intensity and perseverance in CDMX Open semi-finals

The match began very cautiously, with both pairs trying to secure their service while taking very few risks in their approach.

Through very long rallies, including the longest rally in World Padel Tour history at six minutes and 48 seconds, Navarro and Di Nenno were able to break their opponents twice in the fifth and seventh game, both on gold points. While Tello and Chingotto broke back at 5-2, the Spanish-Argentinian tandem counter-broke to end the opening frame 6-3.

In the second act, Navarro and Di Nenno started 3-0 up with a break on their side. However, Tello and Chingotto mounted a great comeback to even things up at 4-4. Navarro and Di Nenno managed to win their service after, and in the tenth game of the second set, they finally took the break to win the match 6-3, 6-4 after two hours and 20 minutes.

Paquito Navarro and Martín Di Nenno have now reached eight consecutive finals. On Sunday in Mexico City, they will fight Franco Stupaczuk and Alejandro Ruiz in a rematch of the Sardinia and Cordoba Open final. With a win, they will be World Padel Tour's new number ones.

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