Gállego reaches the semifinals in Austria

The Badminton Huesca La Magia players had a magnificent performance at the U17 Austrian Open which was held in Dornbirn over the weekend. The people from Huesca confirmed that they are at the level of continental competitions and continue to aim very high for upcoming events.

Alejandro Gállego was a semifinalist in the individual tournament and returns to Huesca with a bronze medal.

But his teammates also had an outstanding performance. Gonzalo Isabal and Alejandro Yagües were able to overcome two rounds in the individual and They reached the round of 16.

And, in general, the group, which was completed by Raúl Bergua, showed that you’ve stepped up your game since he recently began his participation in international open, explains the coach of the club Roberto González.

Raúl Bergua, Gonzalo Isábal, Alejandro Yagües and Alejandro Gállego, in Austria.
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Alejandro Gállego was able to overcome four rounds in a draw with sixty-four players from different European countries to reach the semifinals. Along the way, they beat the 3rd and 5th seeded teams in the tournament and already had a chance to win in the semifinals.

Gállego defeated Slovenian Tim Skrlj in the first round 21-17, 21-11 Then all the victories went to three sets. He beat Luxembourger Silvester Decker 21-14, 19-21, 21-18. In the third round he eliminated the German of Chinese origin Yuri Cho (5) by 11-21, 21-6, 21-17 and in the quarterfinals, the number 3, the Czech Marek Cepela, by 15-21, 21-15, 21-12.

And already in the semifinals he gave in 21-16, 21-19 in a very close duel with Frenchman Arthur Chardain, who ended up being the champion of the tournament.

Alejandro Yagües surprised the number 9 seed, the Swiss Iano Panza, in the first round. with a great match in which he won 21-10, 11-21, 21-19. In the second round he beat the Czech Kristof Klima, also in three sets (18-21, 21-18, 21-17) and in the round of 16 he lost to the first seed, the Croatian Roko Pipunic, 21-11, 21-16. He was a player that I had already pushed him out of the draw in previous tournaments, but he has good points for the European ranking.

Gonzalo Isabal started winning the Swiss Nolan Chantakasone (11-21, 21-14, 21-13) and in the second round he again won in three sets against German Bruno Steffen 17-21, 21-17, 21-12. He lost in the round of 16 to Marek Cepela (3) 21-13, 21-12.

Raúl Bergua you’re not having any luck with the draws and lost in the first round against German Alexander Phillip, despite playing a very good game (15-21, 21-16, 21-11).

In doubles, Bergua lost to Isabal in the first round against second-seeded Frenchmen Swann Hardi and Timeo Lacour 21-17, 21-23, 21-12. But they did so by offering a high level of play. Gállego and Yagües got through the first round against the Swiss Leno Baldeger and Lian Ubieto (21-16, 21-14) and lost in second to the Germans Felix Schutt and Alexander Zhang (21-19, 16-21, 21-10).



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