Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea and Gemma Triay celebrate after winning the game.
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World Padel Tour Chairman Ramon Agenjo praised Abu Dhabi for hosting the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Masters.
The event is the opening event of this year’s World Padel Tour.
The Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master is organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism in partnership with the Global MICE Organization Limited (GMOL Events).
Modon Properties is the title sponsor of the latest international sporting event in the UAE, with other major sponsors including Emirates Post Group, McDonald’s, Bullpadel, Hilton, Estrella Damm and Head to name a few.
After competing at Bab Al Nojoum on Hudayriyat Island, Agenjo said: “I am delighted that the World Padel Tour is hosting the Masters in Abu Dhabi, an international destination that is loved by all and whose citizens are warm and welcoming. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tour, hosting the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master on Hudayriyat Island is a worthy starting point for the 2023 World Padel Tour season.
“This event is historic as we witnessed the first Arabs compete in the main event of the World Padel Tournament. We thank Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Modon Properties and all who have contributed to hosting a world class A partner that contributes to sporting events.”
“We witnessed a series of intense competitions in beautiful destinations such as Bab Al Nojoum surrounded by the pristine blue waters of Al Khoudariyat, making the experience unforgettable. The UAE is proving itself as a country that loves padel , we very much hope that the sport will continue to thrive here after this,” Agenjo added.
Yesterday’s quarter-final was where the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master really heated up.
Franco Stupaczuk and Martin Di Nenno eliminated fellow Argentine champions Fernando Belasteguín and Carlos Daniel ‘Sanyo’ Gutierrez head-to-head, winning 6-3 / 6-3.
The win moves Stupaczuk and Di Nenno into the semifinals, where they will face world No. 1 Juan LeBlanc and Alejandro Garland, 6-4/6-1, in a battle to end the day. Defeated Jorge Nieto Ruiz and Pablo Lima.
No. 11 seeded duo Gonzalo Rubio Perez and Javier Ruiz Gonzalez were beaten by lower-ranked opponent Ivan Ramirez del Campo on Center Court in the morning And Pablo Cardona Huerta into three sets, the score was 6-4 / 2-6 / 6-2, breaking the 11-game unbeaten record of the rookie duo that year.
The duel between Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia and Pincho Fernandez and Jose García Diestro for a second direct ticket to the semi-finals began with the former’s four-game winning streak and the latter barely looking back throughout, finishing 6-4/6 -2 for an easy win.
In the women’s division, world number one Alejandra Salazar Bengoechea and Gemma Triay Pons eased past new fifth seeds Lucia Sainz Pelegri and Aranzazu Osoro Ulrich 6-4 / 6-2.
The Aleiteto twins were beaten. Going into the second-set tiebreaker, lower-ranked Jessica Castello Lopez and Claudia Jensen Sirvent clinched their semi-final spot – 4-6 / 6-7(2).