Ok, I have decided to write the short report of the match here, as it is the thread for it.
So, I first have a confession to make. I really didn't think that Gaston associated to Max would be winning over Pavel-Novak. And the match has proved me wrong. So, my deepest apologies to both players.
The 1st set has been a bit tight but Pavel and Novak were clearly above. No surprise that they won the 1st set 7/5. The 2nd set has been more interesting because far more balanced. Our Gaston hasn't failed his reputation. He made footfaults. And as he was getting frustrated, he got 2 warnings, so they were punished with apoint penalty. He did some ball abuse and then, a few minutes later, he crucified the poor thing that used to be his racket....All deserved anyway for the warnings.
There have been some funny moments, especially when Pavel just slid and fell onto the clay. He didn't hurt himself of course, or I would'nt say it was funny, but he was all dirty with clay. Novak came and cleaned him up in a very funny way, with the towel. In fact, he was more hitting Pavel with it than cleaning. Maybe a way to punish him for losing the point!!
Anyway, back to the match. Classic doubles game with a lot of volleys...and our guys just ended up breaking back, taking the 2nd set, going into some of the craziest 3rd set-tie break I have ever seen. It's been so tight. You really could feel the tension up to the stands. But our guys have been the strongest today. They have won, and they deserved all my apologies.