World Padel Tour: Libaak and Augsburger extend their dream and will fight to get into their first World Padel Tour final

There is no one who wakes them from sleep. All paddle tennis lovers have already labeled them the jewels of this sport, but this La Rioja Open can make them a blessed reality. Tino Libaak and Leo Augsburger, 17 and 18 years old respectively, will fight this Saturday to get into their first World Padel Tour final.

After entering as WildCard They have already left a good trail of ‘victims’, including three world number 1s: Juan Martn Díaz and Agustn Gómez Silingo in the round of 16, Paquito Navarro and Juan Tello in the round of 16 and Maxi Sánchez and Lucas Campagnolo today in the quarterfinals. An appointment in which, in addition, Tino Libaak became the youngest player in history, at 17 years, 7 months and one day, to play in the quarterfinals.

Tomorrow, together with his partner and with one more day to live, he will break the same record in the semifinals, where for the first time in history WildCard will be present. And I will do it thanks to great match harvested today against the boys led by Rodri Ovide, that they saw how a real plane passed over them in many moments. without giving up a single break throughout the matchthe ‘kids’ forcefully stepped on the 20×10 in the second set and signed the fast track 6-3.

Incredulous before the impudence and the power that they had in front of them, Maxi and Campa They tried to slow down the battle, but the efforts of the local players and the conditions of the track were propitious for a new ‘bombardment’. It was in the eleventh game and after a physio request from Augsburger when the youngsters struck with another break that they confirmed shortly after.

In just 70 minuteThey left another seed on the road and tomorrow they will fight against two veterans like Juan Cruz Belluati and Miguel Lamperti (who took a Great match against Vctor Ruiz and Lucas Bergamini by 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3) for going to a final that would make them write another page in the golden book of paddle tennis.

The ‘coconuts’ did not fail

The recent champions of the Doha Major of Premier Padel, Franco Stupaczuk and Martin Di Nenno, they entered a new semifinal (the third in three tournaments) after defeating in three sets Fede Chingotto and Javi Garridowho were redone after the initial ‘rosco’ but could not with the final arren of the Argentines (6-0, 3-6 and 6-3).

Neither did the other champions of the season, Arturo Coello and Agustn Tapiawho showed a very forceful version before Momo González and lex Ruiz (6-2 and 6-1). Tomorrow they will fight for the pass against their executioners of the Doha Major.

Men’s semifinals of the WPT Open of La Rioja


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