Ale Galan and Fede Chingotto offer themselves the Argentinian stopover in Mar Del Plata. And yet, it had started so badly. We were treated to a pretty strange game. The level of the four players was not necessarily there, with two players, Galan and Tapia, who were clearly ill.

Where is Galan?

In this first set, there is no real debate. Coello and Tapia fly through this first round thanks to an absent Galan. Not decisive enough, avoidable direct errors, Chingotto can only see the damage: it's a simply failed start to the match from Juan Lebron's former partner.

agustin tapia

Last week's strategy regarding putting Tapia in the fridge is not really put in place in this fifth opposition between the two pairs. Agustin Tapia is playing well, but he is sometimes in physical difficulty, having been affected by a cold for several days.

Coello / Tapia: 6/2.

A coffee for Tapia!

In the second round, we see Chingotto trying things and taking additional risks. At 1 all, Super Raton even made two rather gross unforced errors. Rare for someone who is often referred to as the best right-wing player (as a right-hander).

At 2/1 Coello / Tapia, Tapia asks for a coffee at the change of ends. Her padel is clean, but we feel that if the game became more physical, it could falter.

Galan's smash machine gradually begins to work and the match is not far from turning.

And break on a shutout for Galan / Chingotto in the fifth game of the second set.

A new match is starting. In barely ten minutes, Chingotto / Galan achieves a double break on shutouts to lead 5/2, service to follow.

The match is totally upset. Galan gained confidence and turned this match around in a few points. Chingotto strings together five consecutive games.

Galan / Chingotto gets back to a set everywhere: 6/2.

Chingotto is magic!

He is undoubtedly the player of the final through his play, but also through his behavior. The public is not wrong in supporting him.

Chingotto in masterclass mode in this fifth game, where he performs some feats on the right and left, allowing the break with the service to follow. And behind, Coello is too tender in his choices.

Galan is finally playing at his best. And he owes it to his partner who managed to support him when he was at his lowest in this game.

Final victory: 2/6 6/2 6/2.

“He won this final alone.”

Coello and Tapia can blame themselves because they also had big slumps, like this end of the 3rd set from both players and a total of 30 unforced errors.

chingotto galan argentina victory

Chingotto wins the Argentinian stage at home.

Ale Galan: “If I managed to come back in the game, it's thanks to my partner. He won this final alone.”

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.