HISTORY: a Frenchman reaches the quarterfinals of a stage of World Padel Tour.
It had been felt for several months now. This feat came from the reigning French Champion, Alix Collombon at the Murcia stage.
Sara Pujals / Alix Collombon beat Spain's Marta Talaván / Araceli Martínez Ibáñez in 3 sets: 5-7 / 6-2 / 6-2 in 8e Finals of the Estrella stage of Levante Murcia Open 2018.
The French-Spanish pair (34e and 39e) was certainly slightly favorite in this face-to-face since it was playing against the 36e and 51e world players respectively. But the Spanish arrived in the 8e final with full confidence after a win over Teresa Navarro (15e) / Victoria Iglesias (15e).
Alix Collombon thus becomes the first Frenchwoman to reach this stage of the competition in a stage of the World Padel Tour.
It's exceptional when you know she has less than 3 padel years behind her.
In 1 / 4, it will be very complicated since the Franco-Spanish pair will play the first pair worldwide, the twins José S. Alayeto / Pilar S. Alayeto. This time, she will be largely outsider of his match ... But ...
If you want to dream, meet tomorrow morning on the channel of World Padel Tour to follow this historic confrontation live.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Pyramid Club in 2009 in the Paris region. Since then padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France by going to cover the big French paddle events.