The duos who will compete in the finals of the Next Gen category of the first edition of the Hexagon Cup are now known. Eva Longoria's team, ElevenEleven Team USA, will face Robert Lewandowski's in the Next Gen category. The Hexagon Team will be opposed to the AD/vantage Padel Team for women, while for men, the Rafa Nadal Academy will play against the AD/vantage team. Stunning finals await us tomorrow.

Andy Murray will see two of his AD/vantage pairs Padel Team in the finals of the tournament, thus establishing itself as the best team in the competition. Today's double clash between Rafa Nadal Academy powered by Richard Mille and Robert Lewandowski's team ended in a draw. Academy victory in the men's match and RL9 Padel Team in the Next Gen category. Perfect equality.

In the women's draw, Delfina Brea and Sofia Araujo make the big comeback of the tournament and qualify the AD/vantage Padel Team for the women's final of the Hexagon Cup. Leading 6-2 and 4-0, the duo from Andy Murray's team turned things around by winning six games in a row to finally clinch their place in the final in the third set super tie-break with a score of 2-6, 6-4 and 10-6. World number one Paula Josemaría and 17-year-old Alejandra Fernández started the match at a frenzied pace, leaving Sofia and Delfina unanswered. But at 6-2, 4-0, the tide turned. Sofia and Delfina changed their strategy and, as they admitted after the match, began to play with more determination, rising little by little until they unleashed a storm and completed the comeback.

In the second women's semi-final, Hexagon Team duo Alejandra Salazar and Tamara Icardo reached the tournament final in their first competition together, defeating the formidable pair of Team Bella Puerto Rico led by Bea González and Claudia Fernández. Tamara and Alejandra sealed their victory in two sets: 7-5 and 6-3.

On the men's side, Franco Stupaczuk and Álex Ruiz started the first semi-final with the intention of qualifying the only remaining team from the Rafa Nadal Academy powered by Richard Mille for the final, following the morning defeat of the Next Gen pair. Facing a formidable team composed of Agustín Tapia and Jon Sanz, Pozzoni's protégés won with a score of 6-4, 2-6 and 10-5.

The last match of the day marked Juan Martín Diaz's last dance. “El Galleguito” said goodbye by offering a real exhibition, but could do nothing against an inspired Martín Di Nenno and Juan Tello, who won the super tie-break by a clear 10-1 . The AD/vantage padel continues to demonstrate why they are the best in the tournament.

Thus, the pairs who will play the Next Gen final of the first edition are known. It will be a real clash between the teams of ElevenEleven Team USA and RL9 Robert Lewandowski Padel team.

The duo of Eva Longoria's team, made up of Alex Chozas and Emilio Chamero, defeated Pol Hernández and Pablo Garcia of Andy Murray's team, the AD/vantage Padel Team, in a match resolved during the super tie-break of the third set with a total of 6-1, 6-7 and 10-5. Alex and Emilio started the match with a clear strategy, knowing how to put their opponents in difficulty. Chozas dominated and Chamero concluded, again and again

again, until clearly winning the first set 6-1. The second set was more balanced and, after saving two match points, the match extended to the super tie-break. Chozas and Chamero regained the initiative to seize victory. In the first match of the day, Enzo Jensen and David Gala (RL9) made a comeback to advance to the semi-finals in a close match where they ended up beating Santigosa/Collado of the Rafa Nadal Academy.

Finals program:

  • 13:30 p.m.: ElevenEleven Team USA – Alex Chozas and Emilio Chamero against RL9 Padel Team – Enzo Jensen and David Gala.
  • Not before 15:30 p.m.: AD/vantage Padel Team – Sofia Araujo and Delfina against the winners of the match: Hexagon Team against Team Bella Puerto Rico.
  • Not before 17:30 p.m.: Rafa Nadal Academy powered by Richard Mille – Alex Ruiz and Franco Stupazcuk against AD/vantage Padel Team – Martin Di Nenno and Juan Tello.

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.