This weekend, the Masters of padel-armchair held at 4Padel from Mulhouse, in Alsace. Considered the 2023 national final, this event brought together 16 of the 20 best French players, all in pursuit of the coveted title.
At the end of two intense days, the pair composed of Laurent Giammartini and Dorian Navarro brilliantly defended their title. They won the final against Sébastien Husser-Walther and Tony Boval after exciting matches.
The two finalist teams qualified with ease, dominating their respective semi-finals on Sunday morning. The final promised to be contested, but the start of the match was surprising. Giammartini and Navarro demonstrated a remarkable performance, conceding virtually no points and committing very few fouls. On the other hand, their opponents struggled to find their rhythm, accumulating errors for a partial score of 6/1, 3/0.
However, the dynamic changed as Husser-Walther and Boval pulled themselves together, limiting their mistakes and refining their offensive strategy. They gradually caught up, winning the second set 7/5.
The super tie-break was again dominated by Giammartini and v, who led 5-1. But Husser-Walther and Boval fought hard, returning to 8/6. Ultimately, Giammartini and Navarro were able to celebrate their victory by winning the super tie-break 10-7.
Final score: 6/1, 5/7, 10/7.
This Masters, the second and last of its name, will give way next year to an official French championship, organized in mid-September in Strasbourg by the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
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.