paul cardona showed the full extent of his power during the UPT Leganés, during its quarter-final against Juan Lu Esbri et Javi Rico.

Indeed, the 19-year-old player continued three winning smashes facing his adversaries, and this, in less than a minute. Of course, we know that the left-hander has a very big arm and is capable of making powerful shots. However, in the Madrid suburbs, we can still admit that Pablo Cardona was well helped by very fast playing conditions, therefore making smashes much “easier”.

This allowed players to abbreviate points much more quickly. Despite the spectacular side of the sequence of these three winning points, we can see a touch of annoyance on the face of Javi Rico.

Certainly, such conditions are beneficial for the spectacular side of the padel but it quickly becomes complicated for players who can't do much on the track. Even a lob meant to push opponents back could be smashed from behind the baseline… So yes, the smashes are impressive… but aside from that, stitches don't last and we lose a little in “show".

Among the women also, during the final, we were able to see many x3s from Jimena velasco. Certainly, a very powerful player but advantaged by the conditions of the track and the balls.

In any case, it is not Pablo Cardona who will complain about it since the young Spaniard won the second stage of Ultimate Padel Tour, alongside Javi Ruiz, after having already won in Coruña during the very first tournament!

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.