There's no room for doubts on the road to the quarter finals [Vídeo]

The afternoon session offered some exciting matches in A Coruña

There's no room for doubts on the road to the quarter finals [Vídeo]

The afternoon session tested the form of both players that have dominated the start to the season on the World Padel TourPaquito Navarro and Sanyo Gutiérrez faced Peter Alonso and Javier Ruíz. A clash that started with both pairings finding difficulties to hold onto their serves. Things got back to normal and then the number two seeds broke again to take a 3-1 lead. The pairing coached by Ramiro Choya wouldn't look back and took the first set 6-3 in just over 42 minutes.

In the second set, the Spanish/Argentine duo flew directly towards the quarter finals. An in-form Paquito Navarro started to define the match with his lethal strokes, while Sanyo set the tempo at his wish. Alonso and Ruiz couldn't do much in the second set to counter the perfect storm of padel they were up against. Sanyo and Paquito sealed it 6-0 to reach the quarter finals in an hour and 9 minutes.

The second slot in the quarter finals would come from the clash between Cristian Gutiérrez - Franco Stupaczuk and Marcello Jardim - Juan LebrónAfter nine games, no one managed a break of serve. Until the tenth game, when Lebron's talent and Jardim's class shone to take the first set 6-4 in 32 minutes. In the second set, the match remained very even until the pairing coached by Mariano Amat took advantage of one of their few break point opportunities to win the set 6-3 and reach the quarter finals for the second time this season on the World Padel Tour.

After a well deserved semi final apperance in Miami, Álvaro Cepero and Aday Santana took on the only remaining local player in the draw, Borja Yribarren, who lined up alongside Guga VázquezHoracio Álvarez Clementi's men took the first set after 37 minutes of intense battle. A break in the seventh game maked the difference for the Canary Islander and the Andalusian (6-3), who struck a blow in the most decisive moment.

In the second set, Cepero and Santana broke in the fifth game. An advantage that Borja and Guga wouldn't be able to turn around, as Cepero and Santana found their best form. The second set also ended 6-3 as the Canary Islander and the Andalusian continue their strong start to the season, which includes two quarter finals and one semifinal.

The day came to an end at ExpoCoruña with Fernando Belasteguín - Pablo Lima up against Alejandro Galán - Juan Cruz Belluati, who crossed paths once again after meeting in the semifinals of the Miami Padel Masters. This match was also Horacio Álvarez Clementi's first as the world number one pairing's coach. Galan and Belluati managed the first break of the match after three games and held on to lead 3-1.

Bela and Lima reacted but didn't recover the break and Galan-Belluati served for the set at 5-4. That's when Bela and Lima's never-say-die attitude came out to play once again as they forced a tiebreak which they claimed 7-5 in almost 54 minutes.

Galan and Belluati were affected by that loss in the first set and they dropped their serve at the start of the second as Bela and Lima grew into the clash. They went on to break twice to reach the quarter finals after a 6-1 scoreline.

The men's quarter finals were thereby defined for Friday at the ExpoCoruña.




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