FIP RISE Cairo – Bergeron / Moreau: defeat in the final with a bitter taste…

There are matches which are sometimes difficult to digest, and this final of the FIP Rise in Cairo will certainly take a little time for the French pair, Johan Bergeron / Maxime Moreau, favorite of the competition, who came close to the final victory against brave Spaniards who never gave up.

In the first set, the Spanish pair, Christian Medina / Belar Vera, managed to break at the worst moment, at 5 all for the French pair. The number 2 seed of the tournament confirms the break immediately, synonymous with a set for Medina / Vera, 7/5.

In the second set, the match was as close as ever, but the French pair managed to equalize at one set all, 6/4.

In the 3rd set, we see the French pair gain the upper hand and fly to a victory in this FIP Rise in Cairo. Moreau / Bergeron leads 3/0 and even gets a ball to lead 4/0. But the Spanish pair comes back tied, 3 all.

We are heading straight towards a decisive tie-break. It was the French who got off to a better start, notably thanks to two good points from Bergeron and Moreau, which allowed them to lead 4/1. It was then that a few direct errors committed by the French allowed the Spaniards to return to 4 all. The points are hotly contested, but turn to the advantage of the Spaniards who therefore win 6 consecutive points in this decisive tie-break (7/4).


Final score: 7/5 4/6 7/6. Medina / Vera fought, played well but also took advantage of some irregularities on the French side to win this FIP Rise in Egypt. There will be regrets on the side of Johan Bergeron and Maxime Moreau, because yes, they clearly had the means.

We will have to quickly move on to something else and nevertheless continue the good French dynamic.

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.