When for his World Padel Tour Madrid Master 2023, we witnessed a first in a competition of such importance at this level: Maria Virginia Riera and Tamara Icardo won a match point without even playing it! Indeed, they beat Alejandra Salazar and Sofia Araujo in two sets, 6/4 6/4. If this match caused so much discussion, it is because it involved one of the most curious “matchballs” of the season.

The ebullient Sofia Araújo had already received a pre-warning and, after losing the point at 30-15, she hit the rack with her racket. The point is lost, the score is 40-15. A warning is then given by the referee, so that Araujo loses the next point. Game, set and match for Virginia Riera and Tamara Icardo!

Head to the semi-finals for Riera / Icardo against Triay / Ortega.

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.