Padel Magazine - We had to wait 7 months since this victory at the Madrid Masters last December, to see them again in the spotlight, winning the WPT in Malaga.
Sanyo and Maxi Sanchez reoffend by beating the world number two in 4 sets (4/6 6/4 6/2 6/4).
Yet on paper, they were logically the designated outsiders. Firstly because they were playing against the “princes of padel” namely Lima and Mieres, but in addition the Hispano-Argentinian pair had disappeared from the radar screens for at least 4 months and the beginning of the stages of the World Padel Tour.
But since that victory against the pair Diaz / Belastegeguin (No. 1) in the semifinals of the tournament, Sanyo and Maxi were scared again and the princes have learned at their expense.
Yet Mieres and Lima had started very well by taking the first set and putting pressure on their opponents.
But it's the Argentinian Maxi Sanchez, the striker of the team who took control of the game from the 2e set by being bold. He became very difficult to pass and his attacks hit many times until the end of the match despite an alert in the last set.
Sanyo has an inimitable style with the ability to transform and adapt his game during the match.
Carlos Daniel Gutierrez (Sanyo) and Maxi Sanchez won their first title of the season by beating the numbers 1 and 2 worldwide. They are now the world 3 numbers, still in battle against the other Hispano-Argentine pair Matias Dias and Cristan Gutierrez.
In women, it's the twin sisters Majo and Mapi Sánchez Alayeto (No. 3) who quietly defeated Eli Amatriain and Paty Llagano 6 / 2 - 6 / 3 at WPT Malaga.
Next WPT in Marbella.
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.