The final is served in Marseille

Tamame/Gadea vs Moyano/Grabiel in the final in Marseille

The final is served in Marseille

The semifinals of the Marseille Challenger started with a very attractive clash between two pairings achieving good results.

Mati Marina - Javier Concepción VS Nacho Gadea - Germán Tamame

The recent winners of the Helsingborg Challenger: Mati Marina - Javier Concepción vs. Nacho Gadea - Germán Tamame.

Gadea and Tamame got off to a strong start. They took a 5-0 lead after just over 30 minutes. Marina and Concepción tried to react but it was too late. Despite getting one break back and making it 5-3, their opponents closed out the set in the following game to make it 6-3.

In the second set Marina and Concepcion found the reaction they couldn't find in the first set. Tamame and Gadea were no longer as solid and lost the set in a tiebreak which forced a third and final set.

The battle for the final was very even in the third set. Tamame and Gadea took a 4-2 lead but Concepcion and Marina broke back and made it 4-4. Nacho Gadea and German Tamame dealt with the pressure better in the final staged and won 6-4 to reach the final.

Maxi Grabiel - Ramiro Moyano VS Juan Lebrón - Álex Ruiz

The other place in the final was going to come from a match between two pairings that always offer a spectacle: Ramiro Moyano /Maxi Grabiel vs Juan Lebrón / Álex Ruiz.

In the first set Lebron and Moyano were displaying their magic on either side of the net. A break for the Argentine duo was enough in the first set as Moyano and Grabiel won 6-4.

Lebron and Ruiz's force got them back in the match when they claimed an early break in the second set which paved the way for them. They were much more effective and cancelled out their opponents to win the second set 6-1 in convincing fashion.

A place in the final was going to be decided by a fascinating third set. Things were level until Moyano and Grabiel broke at 4-3 and then consolidated to make it 5-3. Another break in the following game put an end to the clash. 6-3 and Ramiro Moyano - Maxi Grabiel are in the final in Marseille.

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