Two three-set marathons to reach the final of the Lisbon Challenger Two epic duels which took over two hours defined the finalists: Díaz - Capra vs Nerone - Ruiz 27/05/2017 En Español Wildcards put up fights as Amsterdam Open 2022 gets underway Chile to host World Padel Tour for the first time in 2023! LIVE: Follow the first-ever Amsterdam Open 2022 for free and exclusively on WorldPadelTourTV! Amsterdam welcomes the best padel in the world for very first time Belasteguín and Coello win Madrid Master after dominant display in final Josemaría and Sánchez overcome final debutants Iglesias and Osoro to win Madrid Master Coello and Belasteguín final-bound, outlast Chingotto and Tello in Madrid Master Osoro and Iglesias beat twins in Madrid Master to make first-ever final! Ruiz and González make second final of the season in Madrid Master Josemaría and Sánchez survive three-set grudge match in Madrid Master semi-final Coello and Belasteguín hand number ones shock defeat in Madrid Master quarter-finals! Josemaría and Sánchez firm, other top four seeds all out in Madrid Master quarter-finals! The opening semifinal on centre court was Gonzalo Díaz - Luciano Capra vs. Martín Sánchez Piñeiro - José Antonio García Diestro. Both pairings struggled to hold onto serve in the early exchanges, until the Argentines managed the first break of the match in the fourth game. Godo Diaz's talent and Capra's mobility on court gave them the first advantage.With that break, the Argentines continued to improve on court. Diaz and Capra took the first set 6-3 in just over 37 minutes and from then the match levelled out, evolving into an epic battle.The Spaniards reacted in the second set, cutting down their unforced errors and choosing their shots better. This way they took the second set 6-3 and forced the match into a third set.Fatigue started to play a role in the third set, where neither pairing managed to open up a clear advantage. Godo and Lucho had two match points in the tenth game but didn't convert and they had to continue fighting to reach the final. At 5-1 in the tiebreak, Diestro and Piñeiro dug deep again to hold on and even had two match points themselves. Godo Diaz's talent shone through, with some out-of-this-world off the wall returns which helped them through to the final. They received a well-deserved ovation from the Portuguese crowd who saw how there is no success without pain or effort in padel. An absolutely stunning match.All that was left was to find out who would take on Godo and Lucho in the final. Alex Ruíz - Sebastián Nerone and Germán Tamame - Ignacio Gadea were the candidates. The latter got off to a better start by breaking their opponents' first serve. The Argentine and Andalusian seemed to recover, but Gadea and Tamame broke again to take a 3-1 lead and they clawed onto that lead until the end of the set. They did so using the same weapons that helped them reach the semifinals, Gadea's control on his volleys and lobs, and Tamame's experience in his shot selection, ensuring they would take the first set 6-3. Nerone and Ruiz weren't willing to let things end this way and they fought back to win the set 6-4.There would be another marathon match in Lisbon. The nerves, fatigue and unforced errors started to become key factors. Nerone and Ruiz controlled all of these factors better and broke in the fourth game. They consolidated this advantage to lead 4-1. A blow that deeply affected Gadea and Tamame, who lost 6-1 after just over two hours of play.The final of the Lisboa Challenger 2017 is ready. At 12h (GMT) Godo Díaz - Lucho Capra will face Seba Nerone - Alex Ruíz in a clash that will put an end to a great week of padel in Lisbon.