Sanyo and Maxi find out that you have to suffer to become number one

A win against Silingo and Ruiz puts them in the semis

Sanyo and Maxi find out that you have to suffer to become number one

The afternoon session of the quarter finals started with the number two pairing, Sanyo Gutiérrez and Maxi Sáncheztaking on first timers in the quarter finals this season, Agustín Gómez Silingo and Alejandro RuizUp for grabs was a place in the semifinals of the Estrella Damm Valencia Master.

Despite the difference in rankings, both pairings got off to a very even start, with Silingo and Ruiz never hesitating to approach the net. The score was 3-3 and Alex Ruiz was matching Maxi Sanchez for power, while Silingo was matching Sanyo for class. Sanyo and Maxi would finally break in the twelfth game to win the first set 7-5.

Far from letting that affect them, the Spanish/Argentine duo started the second set with a break that put them ahead for the first time. That advantage would disappear in the fourth game thanks to Maxi's hard work and Gutierrez's touches of magic. Like in the first set, the second was tight throughout and this time Sanyo and Maxi won it on return 7-5 to reach their fifth semifinals of the season.

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