Tabilo and Barrios win men’s doubles silver after tight final

The Chilean duo fell in the super tie-break against Brazilians Marcelo Demoliner and Gustavo Heide, giving Chile its 30th medal.

Chilean tennis was looking to rediscover the gold medal at the Pan American Games. For that, Alejandro Tabilo and Tomás Barrios had to defeat the Brazilians Marcelo Demoliner and Gustavo Heide , in a match that seemed close, due to the great experience of the first and the emergence of the second, who a few hours before had been eliminated in a long duel in the singles semi-final. Anyway, It didn’t matter and the Amazonians won 6-1, 2-6 and 10-7.

A break on the serve of Barrios in the third game and another on that of Tabilo, in the fifth, gave a large advantage to the Chilean rivals, who despite the great support in the stands of the Central Court, could not enter in the rhythm. A new to break On the chillanejo’s serve, he buried the aspirations in this first set, with a clear 6-1.

With the help of the crowd, the Chilean pair managed to break Heide’s serve in the first game of the second set and change the energy they had brought up to that point. The forces were balanced, both players reduced their number of unforced errors and were much more aggressive than during the first set, especially on the return. This was noticed and in the seventh Games A new break, this time on Demoliner’s serve, allowed the nationals to take an irrecoverable lead in this second set, which they won 6-2. .

Definition of fear

All things being equal, everything came down to a super tie-break to the best of 10 points. By then, the packed Center Court was a veritable cauldron and the tension could be felt in every space of the renovated venue.

The Brazilians made a mini-break at the start, but a double fault from Demoliner gave the Chileans hope. But once again the Amazonians scored two points on Barrios’ serve and things became too complicated. However, The national team did not give up and managed to equalize the score, but their rivals later recovered and eventually won the gold medal.

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emoline with Heide

Source: Latercera

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