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Bela and Tapia conquer Italy

An unprecedented match this season to decide the winners of the Sardegna Open. A final that would end with a new winning duo that was going to release their record this year. And that pair was going to be the one formed by Fernando Belasteguín and Agustín Tapia, or the one made up of Javi Ruiz and Uri Botello. Both, face to face, for their first title of 2020.

Bela and Tapia started the tie at a dizzying pace. The first bars were to become a true monologue by Tapia, which based on punch and precision, was key to placing himself with Bela up to 3-0 on the scoreboard. Although their rivals opened the locker, dominance and control would continue on the side of the Argentines, who with a resounding 6-1 in half an hour, closed the first set.

Little by little Javi and Uri recovered their good feelings and jumped into the second set much more plugged. Until the sixth game they managed to keep up with their rivals, but a break in the seventh in favor of the Argentines was going to be definitive. With a 6-4 in an hour and a quarter of a game, Fernando Belasteguín and Agustín Tapia lifted their first title of the course in Italy.

Very final to close the Sardegna Open 2020. A confrontation between the two best couples of the tournament. Marta Marrero and Paula Josemaría, the number 2 in the ranking, were looking for their second title of the season against Gemma Triay and Lucía Sainz, who wanted to open their locker with their first trophy.

With great confidence and taking advantage of the inaccuracies of Marrero and Josemaría at the start of the set, it was Gemma and Lucía who were ahead on the scoreboard with a break in the second game. Each time with better sensations and with absolute control of the game, they expanded that margin with another break and placed 5-0 in the light. And the rest, in the sixth, ended up closing a perfect heat: a 6-0 in half an hour for Triay and Sainz

An exchange of break and against break was going to start the beginning of the second episode. Although Marrero and Josemaría began to find their game little by little, Gemma and Lucía were not going to lower their arms, who wanted to close the match in that second set. That equality was going to trigger a frantic tie-break after Triay and Sainz wasted two match points for the rest. In the tiebreaker, Paula and Marta were going to lose up to three-set balls, but in the fourth, they managed to close the set and force the third.

A third set that was going to start as evenly as the second. With the four players showing their best version on the 20×10, none managed to unbalance the balance, and again it was going to be the tie break that would dictate the sentence. Marrero and Josemaría would lose up to two match points, and with a 9-7 it was Gemma Triay and Lucía Sainz who were crowned in Sardegna. After eliminating the first, second, and third of the ranking they became the fifth couple to lift a title this year.

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