Windahl becomes first-ever male Swede to qualify for main draw in Valladolid

The second Master event of the 2022 World Padel Tour season is set as the Valladolid Master Caja Rural de Zamora 2022 men's draw completed on Monday.

Windahl becomes first-ever male Swede to qualify for main draw in Valladolid

The second Master event of the 2022 World Padel Tour season is set as the Valladolid Master Caja Rural de Zamora 2022 men's draw completed on Monday.

Swede Daniel Windahl wrote Swedish padel history as he became the first man of his country to qualify for a main draw, having reached the qualifying final before on two occasions this season.

This and many other things happened in the four finals, check out our match reports below!

Quílez/Bueno VS Ramírez/Castro

The first of the four battles saw Marc Quílez and Toni Bueno measure themselves against Boris Castro and Fran Ramírez.

Quílez and Bueno are regulars in the qualifying finals and making it out as well, and they could do so again on Monday.

Tied at 5-5, they broke to win the opening set 7-5, and followed it up with a 6-4 in the second set to knock out Castro and Ramírez after an hour and 15 minutes.

They will play Raúl Marcos and Javi García in the round of 32 on Wednesday.

Windahl/Gutiérrez VS Cepero/Rocafort

Second in line were Swede Daniel Windahl and Argentine Cristian Gutiérrez, who took on the new pair of Álvaro Cepero and Cayetano Rocafort.

A three-set affair, Cepero and Rocafort looked comfortable early-on, running away with the opening set 1-6 while playing at a very high level.

In the second set, Windahl and Gutiérrez showed a lot of fight and mettle, and took the set all the way to the tie-break, which they won 6-7.

In the third and final set, the Swedish-Argentinian combination completed the comeback, winning 6-4. Windahl is the first male Swede to qualify for a main draw and the second overall after Amanda Girdo did it in Belgium earlier this year. They play Arturo Coello and Fernando Belasteguín on Wednesday, which will be broadcast on WorldPadelTourTV.

Perino/Ayats VS Botello/Benítez

Another three-set classic saw Denis Perino and Arnau Ayats face new duo Uri Botello and Miguel Benítez on Monday evening.

Perino and Ayats took the opening set with ease, winning 6-2 via several breaks, but were surprised in the second set as they lost 5-7 to the solid Botello and Benítez.

In the third and final set, Perino and Ayats managed to regain control of the match and dragged out the result: it finished 6-4.

Lucas Campagnolo and Javi Garrido await them in the round of 32 on Tuesday.

Muñoz/Vilariño VS Mouriño/Domínguez

Finally, Jaime Muñoz and Nacho Vilariño were in action against Argentinians Fede Mouriño and Facundo Domínguez.

Muñoz and Vilariño were solid and decisive in the opening set, where they found the breakthrough early and held on to win 6-3.

While things were more complicated in the second set, which went to a tiebreak in the end, the Spaniards pulled it out 7-6.

Jesús Moya and Mario Del Castillo will be their opponents in the round of 32 on Wednesday

Más noticias

Main Partner

Premium Sponsors

Official Sponsors

Providers