Le premier Fabrice Pastor Cup 1000 of the season, which took place this week in Seville, ended with the victory of Alejandro Urzola and Oscar Guiral. This trophy for the local pair is also synonymous with wild-card for the Santander Sevilla Master main draw which will take place this week in Las Setas.

Opposed to their compatriots Alfonso Sanchez and Daniel Blanco in the final, the Andalusians emerged victorious at the end of a meeting full of twists and turns. They first won the first set after a succession of breaks and a perfectly mastered decisive game (7-0).

In the second set, Sanchez and Blanco raced ahead leading 4/1. And the pair of Zaragoza were able to tighten the game enough and take advantage of the physical glitches of Guiral to return to height on the scoreboard.

In the last act, nobody let go of their service and the nervousness rose a notch. It was in the tenth and last game that the Sevillians managed to make the break to sign the victory in front of their public. Urzola and Guiral therefore join the Santander Sevilla Master where they will be able to do battle with 31 other teams during one of the most prestigious tournaments on the A1 circuit. Padel.

The qualifications of the Santander Sevilla Master end today on the courts of the Rio Grande club. There are still two tickets to be obtained for the pairs that will do well in a table where 84 teams were in contention. The final draw matches will begin tomorrow at Las Setas.

Martin Schmuda

A competitive tennis player, Martin discovered the padel in 2015 in Alsace and appeared in a few tournaments in Paris. Today a journalist, he deals with current affairs padel while continuing its rise in the world of the little yellow ball!