After the adventures of Scatena / Guichard in Japan in September 2023 and a very quiet victory, they are no less than six French people who treat themselves to a tour at FIP ​​Promotion in Chiba in Japan and who will be the stars of this competition.

Update 23:28 p.m.: the French pair Hugounenq / Gerson will finally be withdrawn from FIP Promotion Chiba. Consequently, the Vives / Seurin pair advances directly to the quarter-finals of FIP Promotion in Japan.

Seeded number 1 in the tournament, the pair Vives / Seurin will be the big favorite of the competition, and we don't see where the danger could come from. She should win this FIP Promotion without too many problems. Unless she gets surprised in the first round...

At the top of seed number 2, we find a Franco-Iranian pair: Philémon Raichman / Arya Rouhani. The 230th player in the world will therefore be associated with the 774th player in the world, who only has 4 small points. The objective here is not to win the tournament, but to hope to reach a final with the 9 points offered to the finalists. A calculation that will not be easy, because we know, hybrid pairss, even in this type of table, also depend on a few players who hold up.

And precisely, among these players, we find Europeans, including another French pair: Arthur Hugounenq / Derek Gerson. The number 5 seed is one to watch in this tournament. Can she spring a surprise and win this tournament? One thing is certain, we will probably have the final before time from the round of 16 with the Vives / Seurin match against Hugounenq / Gerson, which will be a first round for both pairs. The winning pair will open the table at FIP ​​Promotion in Japan. However, be careful of the many players we don't know and possible surprises.

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Note that we also have a Franco-Filipino pair that we had already discovered last November during the Fip Promotion Padel Asia. Hugo Jay and Mainard Mendel Sahagun had reached a quarter-final before being dismissed by the former pair De Meyer / Vanbauce. Their Japanese adventure starts tomorrow.

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.