Even if it is not the big competition: The World Team starts tomorrow for the men and Wednesday for the ladies, the International Padel Federation has organized an Open which brings together all the pairs of all the nations except ... . Spain, Argentina and a few other pairs like the Brazilian and No. 1 World Pablo Lima are absent from the tournament ...
But, the absentees have always twisted!
Very interesting day, not because France was able to win all its parts, but because it is competitive against very good world pairs.
Black point of the organization: All the ladies matches have been played outside the padel village and indoor while the world will be played mostly in semi-indoor. Could we do otherwise? Not obvious, but for the general atmosphere, it's a shame.
On the ladies' side, the champions of France are still in the race. The Casanova / Clergue pair has been relentless as they win their 2 games by showing the muscles. Unfortunately, for our European vices, Damiano / Berard, they lose in 3 sets: 7 / 6 2 / 6 6 / 2
Sorel / Godard and Ginier / Collombon lost in the second round against some very serious pairs, including Sorel / Godard against Argentine champions EYHERAGUIBE / OSORO.
For the men after this big paddle day, all that remains is the French paddle champions in the main draw after having won their 2 matches relatively easily. First against the American pair Alcantara / Chun, the French will achieve almost no fault: 6 / 1 6 / 2. The second game is a little more complicated, especially in the first set won 7 / 5. In the second set against the Lerdo / Lopez pair, Haziza / Scatena managed a beautiful set to win 6 / 3.
The pair Bensadoun / Moreau fell on a big pair in 1er tour: Becerra / Suraez. It tilts in 2 sets: 6 / 4 6 / 3.
Ritz / Mannarino wins a good first game but finally bows against the formidable Portuguese pair Plantier / Santos: 6 / 2 7 / 5.
The pair Lapouge / Veber achieved a very good course to bow in his second match against the seed of the table No. 1, the Spanish pair: Lebun / Cepero (top 20 world). The French perform a magnificent first set by defending against the Spanish. In the final, she has to bow 6 / 4 6 / 1. But it comes out swollen block for the global starts tomorrow.
Continuation of the Open tomorrow morning and start of the Team World tomorrow afternoon for the gentlemen who meet Paraguay.
Franck Binisti - PADEL MAGAZINE
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.