The nickname, which he himself mentioned on his Instagram profile, is all too easy: “El Chessburger”. Leandro Augsburger, paired with Pablo Castillo Valverde, took the title in the FIP RISE in Ceuta. The Argentine and the Spaniard, the number 1 seed, beat 3-6 7-6 6-2 in the final the Portuguese brothers Nuno and Miguel Deus, who then failed in the deciding round to win the double after Houten’s victory.
“It’s a pleasure to play with you by my side – Castillo’s dedication to Augsburger -. I had fun and learned a lot from you these days, I hope I can do it again soon”. In the women’s draw, victory went to Natividad Lopez Diaz and Natalia Sanza Garcia (4), who defeated 3-6 6-4 6-1 Claudia Escacena Montero and Cayetana Sanchez in the final.