While the pressure was at its height in the Qatar Major semi-final Premier Padel which pitted Bela/Sanyo against Momo/Ruiz, the referee helped by the VAR knew how to make the right decision: to sanction Fernando Belasteguin because of a serve well above the hip.

In the 3rd set, at 4/3 30/0, Alex Ruiz believes that Fernando Belasteguin's commitment is not legal. It must be said that this service left very quickly and according to the Spaniard from far too high. Decision-making is surprisingly slow while on the screen there seems to be no doubt.

As a reminder, the service must be done "with a spoon", at belt height, or below the belt , and after rebound. But here, the players tend to take some largesse with the services, and are not always sanctioned.

The example here of Bela is striking because he is, a regular like others, of these serves at the limit and sometimes a little more, and is ultimately not sanctioned enough... Do you think that referees should pay more attention to commitments ?

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.