How to describe this final of the World Padel Tour Chile Open between Coello / Tapia and Lebron / Galan? Crazy ? Scary? Fantastic ? Amazing?

Coello / Tapia managed to win this final after a real mental marathon: 6/4 6/7 7/5. On the other hand, Lebron / Galan will certainly pay dearly for his bad faith much more than this defeat, in particular Juan Lebron.

The other loser of the match will certainly be the referee of this final. Even if it will be necessary to analyze the sequence more calmly to find out how a situation like this could have taken place.

Going back to the game, as since the beginning of the week at the WPT Chile Open, the game is very / too fast for the men. The rhythm is sustained and the games go by quickly.

In this final, it's pair 1 against pair 2: Coello / Tapia vs Galan / Lebron. And there is very little room for all the subtleties of this sport because of an unsuitable track, at an altitude of 800 m.

Coello / Tapia imposes its rhythm

Everything goes very quickly in this first run. We carefully scrutinize the state of Ale Galan which seemed on certain points a little borrowed. We think that his knee may be the cause. Players win engagements quickly.

In the 5th game of the first set, Lebron / Galan gets two break points. Coello and Tapia are doing well, especially on a contentious point. The VAR is also not very clear but the referee decides in favor of the Hispano-Argentinian pair.

This one gets two first set balls at 4/5 on Galan's service when they had so far flown over their service game.

And the first set point is spectacularly won by Lebron / Galan.

The second ball of the set ball is offered on a plate by Juan Lebron on a totally missed smash.

6/4 in favor of the world number 2 in 40 minutes.

The second set where everything goes wrong

The second set started again at the same pace. It's ping pong. Little variety. The objective is simple: take the net and hit hard as soon as possible.

We hear Galan complaining about the state of the track. Juan Lebron had stopped the game for a ball pressure problem earlier in the game. The audience roars. Coello achieves an exceptional dormilona under the nose of Lebron, yet at the net.

But once again, it was Galan / Lebron who got the first break points in the 1-game set everywhere on Tapia's service.

This time, Juan Lebron offers an unforced error in return on the punto de oro. Another missed opportunity after the two missed break points in the first set.

The Spaniard takes the lead. He knows it, these are mistakes that can be very expensive if the Spanish duo does not resolve these faults.

Especially since Coello makes a few gifts. But Tapia hardly makes any mistakes. He is the best player on the track.

Strangely, we do not see the Spanish pair orienting the game towards Coello. But Arturo takes up space and Lebron fears left-handed smashes.

At 4/3, Lebron and Galan make a ghost game with 4 totally missed smashes. It's amazing to see so many mistakes.

5/3, Coello serves for the match, and there… Coello / Tapia wins the match… for the first time…

Yes, you read correctly. To come back to this incredible moment. We strongly invite you to read the article below.

Manu Martin tries to boost his players

The Tapia / Coello coach has a job to do. His players are disillusioned. They had won the game. And we have to go back to fighting after the loss of the second set in the tie-break.

It is far from won. Especially since we feel a Coello not far from dropping out, despite his calm. Tapia is also very frustrated.

The human experience Padel Was Open used? Certainly, since last year, Tapia / Sanyo had totally stalled.

In the 3rd set, at 5/4, Coello and Tapia have the luxury of saving a match point. And behind, they break and win the final round 7/5. A second victory in this match.

moving words

Arturo Coello believes this game will make them stronger. But he does not answer the question of the speaker of the World Padel Tour at the end of the match regarding this “second win in the game“. Too bad, especially since in general, the questions after matches are often smooth and avoid controversy.

On the other hand, Arturo returns with a lot of emotion to the moment when he was close to giving up mentally: “When I wanted to throw in the towel, it was my father who told me to fight”.

What a start to the season for the Coello / Tapia pair, which signed a 3rd consecutive victory over the World Padel Tour, or 13 wins in 13 games. Hats off gentlemen.

Franck Binisti

Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.