The first round is history: time for the top four seeds Sánchez Piñeiro and Willy Lahoz pull off the surprise of the day 04/04/2018 En Español How the women's rankings look ahead of 2023 World Padel Tour season Exclusive: Finland works on the first purpose-built padel arena on Earth A look at the men's rankings to start the 2023 World Padel Tour season Watch: Gemma Triay's #Top5 points of 2022 Watch: Alejandro Galan's #Top5 points of 2022 Gemma Triay, the first number one for three straight seasons Jensen and Castello ready to turn heads in 2023 WPT campaign Capra picks Agustin Gutierrez to take on 2023 World Padel Tour season Pablo Lima and Coki Nieto form powerhouse couple for 2023 Llaguno and Iglesias form promising duo for 2023 Milestones that will or could be reached in the 2023 World Padel Tour season Breaking down the different tournaments of the 2023 WPT calendar CENTRE COURTThe afternoon session of the first round on centre court at the Pedro Ferrandiz pitted together Maxi Grabiel - Pablo Lijó and Peter Alonso - Aris Patiniotis. The match got off to a hectic start with Grabiel and Lijó winning the first set 6-0. Pationitis and Alonso reacted in the second set but weren't rewarded as they fell in the tiebreak. Maxi Grabiel and Pablo Lijó advance to the next round.COURT 2The first match on court was a spectacular duel between two up-and-coming pairings: Fede Chingotto and Juan Tello, who are somewhat more established, and Gonzalo Rubio - Javier Garrido, who continue to improve. The first set went to the Spaniards 6-3 and the second to the Argentines 6-1. It was the South Americans who ultimately prevailed by winning 6-3 in the third set.CENTRE COURTOn centre court, everyone awaited the stars of the recent Master, Juan Lebrón and Juan Cruz Belluati, who were up against José Antonio García Diestro and Seba Nerone. Rodrigo Ovide's players took the first set 6-3 and forced Lebron/Belluati to react. That's exactly what they did by taking the next two sets 6-2 and 6-3 to reach the next round.COURT 2The second match on court two was the young Argentine star Agustín Tapia and Brazilian master Marcello Jardim against Toni Bueno and Matías Nicoletti. Tapia and Jardim continue in hot form as they won 6-3 / 6-0 to set up a clash with Bela and Lima in the last 16.CENTRE COURTOne of the surprises of the day took place next on centre court. The world number 17 pairing knocked out the number 9 duo. Willy Lahoz and Martín Sánchez Piñeiro reached their first last sixteen together after defeating Ramiro Moyano and Lucho Capra. They took the first set 6-4 and then a nail-biting tiebreak in which Moyano and Capra saved up to 6 match points. Piñeiro/Lahoz sealed the match at the seventh time of asking to reach the next round.The last slot in the last sixteen would be occupied by the winner of Mati Marina - Germán Tamame vs Gabi Reca - Fernando Poggi. In their second season together, Reca and Poggi are looking to consolidate their project and they won the first set 6-4. Marina and Tamame responded by taking the second 6-4. Poggi and Reca claimed the decisive third set 6-2 to book their place in the last sixteen of the Estrella Damm Alicante Open Trofeo Alicante Sports Destination.