The first pairings taste success in Zaragoza: Prequalifying begins

32 pairings move on and keep their dream of the main draw alive

The first pairings taste success in Zaragoza: Prequalifying begins

The third tournament of the season on the World Padel Tour got underway today with prequalifying. The first step of a very long path which will eventually qualify four pairings for the Estrella Damm Zaragoza Open 2018Pádel Plaza is where the first 32 matches took place, with the first duos moving onto the next round.

The favourites in this round didn't slip up, such as  Rafael Méndez  and Diego Ramos , who romped past Jaime Muñoz and Francisco Jurado 6-2 / 6-0.

The two Portuguese/Spanish pairings advanced. Antonio "Pincho" Fernández and Miguel Oliveira beat the Portuguese pairing of  João Pedro Flores and Vasco Pascoal 6-3 / 6-1, while Antonio Luque and Diogo Rocha won 6-1 / 6-2 against Sebastián Iranzo-Díaz and Borja Lopez Vidal.

Javier Rico Dasi and Jorge Nieto were convincing on their debut against Jesús Ruíz Bohorquez and Pablo José Díaz, who they beat 6-2 / 6-2. Another young pairing dreaming of making the main draw is Jerónimo "Momo" González and Javier González Barahonawho won 6-4 / 6-2 against Juan José Gutiérrez and Mario del Castillo. French pairing  Bastien Blanque and Johan Bergeron won their first ever match on tour, 6-2 / 6-2 against Ricardo Martins and Jorge Couceiro.

Full house at Pádel Plaza

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The fans in Zaragoza showed that their hungry for padel. The stands at Pádel Plaza were packed to the rafters to witness the 32 matches played today. Here are the results and updated draw:

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The action returns at Pádel Plaza from 11:30 on Monday with the last 16 matches of prequalifying. 32 pairings for eight places in under 48 hours. It's going to be a hectic couple of days.

Remember that you can view the best images from the Estrella Damm Zaragoza Open 2018 herein our gallery.


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