Ruiz and Stupaczuk come back to win epic CDMX Open semi-final

Franco Stupaczuk and Alejandro Ruiz reach their fifth final of 2021 after winning their CDMX Open semi-final in three sets and over two hours.

Ruiz and Stupaczuk come back to win epic CDMX Open semi-final

The first CDMX Open semi-final saw Los Mikes, Miguel Lamperti and Miguel Yanguas, face Alejandro Ruiz and Franco Stupaczuk at centre court of the Centro Libanés.

Both pairs played the match with different objectives in mind with an eye on the rankings. Lamperti’s aim was to play the Master Final in Madrid, Yanguas could reach his first final of a World Padel Tour Open, and Stupa–Ruiz are fighting for fourth place in the rankings.

Yanguas and Lamperti started the match playing at an outstanding level. They were able to get a two-break advantage straight away, taking a 4-0 lead over their rivals. Los Mikes continued to shine and kept their serve to win the opening set 2-6. Los Mikes started to dream about the final.

Massive comeback in CMDX Open semi-final

Onto the second frame, where Yanguas and Lamperti again started with a break to go 2-0 up. Stupa and Ruiz were truly up against it, with the diabetic Ruiz needing medical attention as well at the start of the second set.

He suffered from heatstroke, he revealed after the match, but from that moment on, they mounted a great comeback in the second set. The Spanish-Argentinian tandem were flying at the Centro Libanés' centre court and won 6 consecutive games to secure the set 6-2.

In the final act of the match, Stupa and Ruiz took a 5-1 lead with a two break difference. Yanguas and Lamperti tried to put pressure on their opponents’ serve, but Stupa and Ruiz were unstoppable at centre court, and won the game 2-6, 6-2 and 6-1 after two hours and 10 minutes.

Franco Stupaczuk and Alejandro Ruiz reach the finals at the CDMX Open 2021 where they will fight to win their second title of the year.

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