Paquito Navarro and Juan Tello slip again on their debut
The last sixteen of the World Padel Tour Chile Open meant the farewell of many top pairings, in a day marked by surprises.
Thursday brought an absolute revolution at the World Padel Tour Chile Open. Many of the top couples of the circuit, who were making their debut, said goodbye to the competition prematurely, at the hands of lower ranked couples.
Collombon/Mesa vs Ortega/Gonzalez
The first surprise of the day came from Spain's Carla Mesa and France's Alix Collombon, who reached their first quarter finals after eliminating the last finalists of the La Rioja Open, Marta Ortega and Bea Gonzalez. The number three seeds started the match in great form, taking the first set, but In the second Collombon and Mesa pulled off an epic performance, and after starting 0-2 down, they managed a 9-0 run to turn the score around and take the match 4/6 6/2 6/3.
Jensen/Castello vs Alayeto/Alayeto
In the second round, the Sanchez Alayeto twins were unable to overcome the young Spanish-Argentine pairing of Jess Castello and Claudia Jensen, who played a brilliant game, taking the match in two sets, 6/1 7/6.
Lima/Nieto vs Barahona/Garcia
The first setback of the day was for the number seven ranked couple, Pablo Lima and Coki Nieto, who returned to the competition after their absence at the La Rioja Open. The Brazilian and the Spaniard couldn't overcome Barahona and Garcia, who, after starting down on the scoreboard, managed to take the match by 4/6 6/3 6/4.
Navarro/Tello vs Diestro/Fernandez
In the third session of the morning, Paquito Navarro and Juan Tello fell in their debut match for the third consecutive time in the World Padel Tour competition. This time they were defeated by Garcia Diestro and Pincho Fernandez, who took a match that was defined by details, 6/7 7/6 6/3.
The fate of the Navarro Tello pairing seems to be sealed. The duo have only won once (Premier Padel Qatar) after four tournaments played this season, and will separate after the South American tour of the WPT circuit.