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De la Puente loses two match points against Fernández

Martin of the Bridge was very close to giving the surprise in the quarterfinals of the Open the Australia wheelchair tennis. But the 23-year-old Spanish and number seven in the ITF ranking, who was playing his third Grand Slam in an individual title, after having been a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros and the US Open in 2022, where he was champion in doubles together with Frenchman Nicolas Peifer, he lost two match points in the second set and fell 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 in 2h03 against Gustavo Fernández.

The 29-year-old Argentinian and second favorite of the tournament, kept his cool when things went wrong and with an incredible comeback he put an end to De la Puente’s illusions, who is his doubles partner in the aussie tournament. The Galician had a set lead and 5-1 in the second, but conceded a tough 12-0 run by a rival who imposed his greatest experience. Fernández disputes his 32nd Slam and He has been twice Australian Open champion (2017 and 2019), another two times at Roland Garros (2016 and 2019) and one more at Wimbledon (2019), in addition to playing another six finals.

De la Puente and Fernández, number one seeds and reigning Masters winnersbegin their journey in the competition in pairs this Wednesday against the Dutch Schaeffers and Spaargaren.

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