Variant of pairs in the $ 25,000 tournament ran out of Portuguese tennis players
Francisco Cabral and Pedro Araújo today stamped their qualification for the quarter-finals of the Vale do Lobo Open II Magnesium-K Active, a $ 25,000 tournament that Premier Sports organizes with the support of the Portuguese Tennis Federation.
Hours later, side by side, the two Portuguese were, just like Gonçalo Falcão. in the variant of pairs, which was left without representatives "of the house".
Invited by the organization to the main board, Cabral (1,114th ATP) was stronger than his compatriot Gonçalo Falcão, 33 years old and No. 1,343 in the world, and won 6-1 and 6-4 after an hour and a half. 25 minutes of meeting.
With this triumph, the 24-year-old Porto player qualified for the eighth time in the singles quarter-finals of an ITF tournament – and for the first time in events with $ 25,000 in prize money.
On Friday, the opponent will be Tak Khunn Wang (624th), who won the seventh seed, Antoine Escoffier, by 7-6 and 6-4.
Araújo repeats quarter-finals in Vale do Lobo
A little earlier, Pedro Araújo was the first to reserve a spot in the quarter-finals of the Vale do Lobo Open II Magnesium-K Active.
Two weeks after having reached the first “quarters” in international tournaments on this same stage, the 18-year-old from Lisbon registered one of the best career wins, applying the 6-3 and 6-2 partials to the French Lucas Poullain ( 501º), who on the previous day removed Gastão Elias and on Sunday was a finalist won at the Faro Open.
On Friday, the national under-18 champion will face Sebastian Fanselow (435th), a German tennis player who lives and trains in Lisbon. Find out here the alignment of the “rooms”.
In the last hours of the day, the pair meetings dictated the removal of the three Portuguese who were still in the race.
Falcão and Altuna did not confirm status
Along with Turkish Tuna Altuna, Gonçalo Falcão was unable to confirm his status as first seed and lost 6-3, 2-6 and 10-6 to Spaniards Jordi Mas de Ugarte and Jose Joaquin Miranda Cisneros.
Francisco Cabral and Pedro Araújo also conceded in the match tie-break, losing 6-7, 6-4 and 10-7 to the French Alexis Musialek and Hugo Pontico.
Vale do Lobo Open II Magnesium-K Active takes place until Sunday at the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy's fast-paced “courts”, in Loulé, and closes a series of three consecutive weeks of tennis at the highest level in the south of the country.