Disappointing end: Forced to retire in quarterfinals
Franco Stupaczuk was forced to withdraw from the quarterfinals of the Madrid Premier Padel due to an injury.
In the afternoon, the quarterfinals of the Madrid Premier Padel featured a thrilling showdown. The second-seeded duo of Martín Di Nenno and Franco Stupaczuk faced off against the seventh-seeded pair of Momo González and Sanyo Gutiérrez.
The match was nothing short of an exhilarating battle. The higher-ranked pair took an early break, but González and Gutiérrez managed to level the score. The first set was characterized by intense duels, with both teams fighting hard for every point.
At 5-5, González and Gutiérrez secured a crucial break and clinched the set on their seventh set point.
Forced to call it quits
In the second set, González and Gutiérrez secured another break and took the lead. With the score at 1-2 and 0-15, Stupaczuk sprinted to retrieve a shot out of court, but unfortunately, he slipped and got injured.
The Argentine player took a medical timeout and later returned to the court to the applause of the Madrid crowd. Stupaczuk bravely continued playing, but it was evident that he was struggling with physical discomfort. Trailing 2-3, he was eventually forced to retire from the match. The extent of his injury remains unclear at this time.
As a result, their opponents, González and Gutiérrez, advance directly to the semifinals.