La Monnaine staged the best padel in the world for yet another day on Saturday in Brussels.
Before two brilliant semifinals, there was an exhibition match between Belgium's Bárbara Laurent, former French professional tennis player Sandrine Testud, Belgian international Helena Wyckaert and Spain's Ingrid Van Boven, who has experience on the World Padel Tour. Despite a threat of rain, no one wanted to miss the spectacle and the fans at La Monnaine enjoyed a great day of padel and music.
The bulk of the day's action came firstly with the match between Paquito Navarro - Sanyo Gutiérrez and Álex Ruiz - Sebastián Nerone. A mix of talent, comedy and skill which impressed the Belgian fans, who ended up chanting all four players' names. The one set match went to Nerone and Ruiz, who qualified for Sunday's final.
The last match of the day was between Miguel Lamperti - Juani Mieres and Matías Díaz - Maxi Sánchez. Without the pressure of an official competition, the stars brought out their most daring and creative side, with a sprinkle of comedy, as they brought out the showman within. In that sense, Matías Díaz and Miguel Lamperti got the fans on their side. Mieres and Lamperti ended up winning the set in a tiebreak.
A great final day awaits at the Brussels Exhibition with the third and fourth place playoff and the final, putting an end to an enthralling weekend on padel in the heart of Europe.