Revenge is a dish best served cold in enthralling Malmö Padel Open quarter-finals

The men's Malmö Padel Open quarter-finals saw two rematches of the Cordoba Open last time out.

Revenge is a dish best served cold in enthralling Malmö Padel Open quarter-finals

The men's Malmö Padel Open quarter-finals saw two rematches of the Cordoba Open last time out.

With three of the top four seeds still alive, Juan Tello and Federico Chingotto falling in the round of 16, all was to play for in the 16th tournament of 2021.

After the women scrapped out their quarter-finals in the morning slate, here is what happened in the four men's games at the Malmö Arena.

READ: No slip-ups for top seeds in women's Malmö Padel Open quarter-finals

Galán/Lebrón (1) VS Stupaczuk/Ruiz (5) (6-2 / 7-5)

The Malmo Padel Open 2021 quarter-finals got underway with the number one pairing in the world, Alejandro Galán and Juan Lebrón, taking on fifth seed Franco Stupaczuk and Alejandro Ruiz.

A replay of the Cordoba Open semi-finals, where Stupa and Ruiz upset the rankings’ leaders, Galán and Lebrón stepped on the 20 by 10 with a point to prove.

Breaking twice, the number ones raced to a 6-2 win in the first set.

The second set had a key gold point go the number ones’ way to make it 5-4 and avoid a break. Later on in the set, they pounced to get their revenge as this match ended 6-2 7-5.

Gutiérrez/Tapia (3) VS Belasteguín/Coello (6) (5-7 / 7-5 / 6-3)

Next was another Cordoba Open rematch as Argentinian tandem Daniel Sanyo Gutiérrez and Agustín Tapia took on Fernando Belasteguín and Arturo Coello.

The first set was very closely contested, but Bela and Coello pulled it out at the end as they won 5-7.

Gutiérrez and Tapia, who are both former team-mates of Belasteguín, bounced back tremendously in the second set. While it was close, the number three seed took a 7-5 of their own to force a decider.

In it, Tapia and Gutiérrez got their revenge for Cordoba, when Bela and Coello won, as they took an early break to complete the comeback. This one finished 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Allemandri/Nieto VS Sánchez/Capra (7) (6-2 / 7-6)

The third game of the day saw Adrián Allemandi and Jorge Coki Nieto take on seven-seed Maximiliano Sánchez and Luciano Capra.

While Sánchez and Capra were the bookies’ favourite, it was Allemandi and Nieto who ran away with the first set as they took it with a dominating 6-2.

The expected bounce-back came in the second frame, but Allemandi and Nieto were able to hold their own. After both sides broke serve once, a tie break was forced, and it was won by Coki Nieto and Allemandi. Their fairy tale Malmö Padel Open keeps going as they are in the semi-finals, winning 6-2 7-6.

Navarro/Di Nenno (2) VS Lima/Ruiz (6-2 / 6-2)

Cordoba Open winners Paquito Navarro and Martín Di Nenno were involved in the final match on Friday, playing the eight seed in Pablo Lima and Javier Ruiz at the Malmö Arena.

Things started off cautiously, but it did not take long for Navarro and Di Nenno to turn up the style. The in-form pair played at an incredible level and quickly ran away with the first set 6-2.

Impressively, the second-best pair in the rankings kept up their level in the second set, breaking straight away. Lima and Ruiz could do nothing to stop the bleeding, and the writing was on the wall when they were broken again. The fourth quarter-final finished 6-2 6-2 as Navarro and Di Nenno look to make their sixth consecutive final.

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