Paquito plays the pala: Chingotto-Navarro into the quarterfinals Brea-Gonzalez dominant, Stellato-Casali out

As soon as he converted the match point that took him to the quarter-finals, ‘Paquito’ Navarro exulted in his own way, playing the pala. No surprises in the first four games of the round of 16 of the Milano Premier Padel P1, with Navarro and Fede Chingotto beating 6-2 6-3 in an hour and 10 minutes Victor Ruiz and Lucas Bergamini (9), a pair that a year ago at the Allianz Cloud had reached the final by beating Navarro himself, who in 2022 was playing as a pair with Juan Tello. And in the quarter-finals Chingotto/Navarro will face Tello himself, who with Alex Ruiz (6) defeated Barahona/Garcia 7-5 6-0 on court number 1. “Ciao Italia, as I always say here I feel at home –. said Paquito –. I congratulate Fede for playing a great match, and tomorrow I hope we can play another one”. The speaker at the Allianz Cloud gave Paquito a new nickname: “El Pintor del padel”, starting the contest: which painter can Navarro take inspiration from on the padel court? Calling himself Francisco, all roads lead to…Goya, but it will be the public this weekend that will be unleashed with other comparisons.

Opening the fourth day’s schedule at the Allianz Cloud was an impressive show of strength by Delfina Brea and Bea Gonzalez, the women’s No. 3 seed, who defeated Xenia Clasca Vidiella and Raquel Piltcher with a double 6-0. The run of Italians Carlotta Casali and Emily Stellato also ended, stopped 6-0 6-2 by Claudia Jensen Sirvent and Veronica Virseda, number 8 in the seeding, who will face Bea and Brea tomorrow in the quarters.