here are the semifinals: doubles for Spain, Sweden, and ArgentinaNovember 17, 2023
An intense day concluded on Thursday at the Complejo SND and Quinta Sports courts in Asunción, with the quarter-final matches of the FIP Junior World Padel Championships. With exciting matches and an enthusiastic audience in the stands, the global celebration of padel continues and approaches the decisive stage: Friday, November 17, will be the time for the semifinals.
On the Central Court of Quinta Sports, the male team from Paraguay, the host, faced Mexico. After losing the first “tie” match, the Paraguayans prevailed in two hard-fought games with a final score of 2-1. The defending champions continue their journey towards the podium.
On the same side of the bracket, France and Sweden also faced off. Thanks to very high technical playing, both teams earned one point each, and the “tie” was decided in the last match of the evening. Sweden emerged victorious with a 2-1 score and will face Paraguay in the semifinals.
Spain, one of the favorites for the title, also stood out by defeating Brazil 3-0. In the next match, they will meet Argentina, which won against Italy after a balanced “tie” that ended 2-1 in favor of the Albiceleste.
In the pursuit of the top 10 in the world, there was a notable clash between Ecuador and the United States, with Ecuadorians ultimately emerging victorious. Chile defeated the United Arab Emirates, Portugal overcame Uruguay, and Belgium beat Egypt.
In the girls’ tournament, Spain also reached the semifinals by defeating Mexico 3-0. Italy celebrated overcoming Brazil with a score of 2-0 (the Brazilians did not show up for the third match). Therefore, there will be a duel between Spain and Italy for a place in Saturday’s final.
In the other match, Argentina, the defending champion in the girls’ category, won 2-1 against Portugal and will face Sweden in the semifinals, who achieved the same score against France.
The Paraguayan girls continue to chase the top 10 after their success against the United States. The host team will now face Uruguay, coming into the match after winning against Ecuador. Egypt overcame Japan and will also seek improvement by facing Chile.