The grit of a warrior and bite of a shark to reach the semifinals [Vídeo]

Mati Díaz and Maxi Sánchez booked the last tickets to the semifinals of the Valladolid Open 2017

The grit of a warrior and bite of a shark to reach the semifinals [Vídeo]


The last place in the semifinals came out from the clash between Mati Díaz - Maxi Sánchez and Cristian Gutiérrez - Franco StupaczukThe number three pairing on the World Padel Tour set the rhythm at the start of the set, with Mati Díaz working hard and Maxi Sánchez deciding rallies with his power. Their opponents, Stupa and Cristian didn't take long in losing their serve and were diminished by their unforced errors. A total of 14 unforced errors which resulted in 7 break point opportunities for Mati and Maxi, which they only converted one of. After almost 50 minutes, the first set ended 6-3 to Severino Iezzi's men.

In the second set, Cristian and Stupa took little time in reacting. They cut down their unforced errors and started to gain control of the match. They broke early on in the second set and Cristian's magic started to appear alongside the always spectacular Franco Stupaczuk. The set went to Carlos Pozzoni's men by 6-3 with almost ninety minutes on the clock.

Everything went down to the last set, where Mati and Maxi broke in the second game. An advantage that made life difficult for Stupaczuk and Gutierrez. Mati and Maxi increased their lead with another break and won 6-1 to reach the semifinals.

The Plaza Mayor de Valladolid now knows who will feature in the final four.


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