The FIP Rise Dubai 2024 is rather a good French vintage. And Thomas Vanbauce and Max Joris distinguished themselves by beating the 2 seed and the 6 seed of the tournament on the same day for a place in the semi-final.

Unfortunately, it had to be against 2 French pairs. This morning, Vanbauce / Joris took the scalp of Inzerillo / Vives in two sets (6/2, 6/3).

In the quarter, an explosive duel was announced between Joris / Vanbauce and Seurin / Raichman. And yet, on paper, the 6 seed seemed favorite. The start of the match is in their favor. She leads 6/4, 4/2 and this is the moment chosen by the gunner Thomas Vanbauce to offer a masterclass for almost a set and a half. Seurin / Raichman tired. Maxime Joris holds the physical boat and also delivers a very good performance. Vanbauce / Joris continues 4 consecutive games in the second set to return to a set everywhere. The 3rd set is a formality. Final score: 4/6, 6/4, 6/1.

First FIP ​​tournament for Joris / Vanbauce and first semi-final. For the French pair, it will certainly be necessary to raise their level further, because opposite, it is the pair in form of the moment, the 7th seed in the table Hernandez / Valenzuela, who notably beat the Franco-Belgian pair in the first round Huysveld / De Meyer. The 4 seed, Cattaneo / Coello Manso, did not manage to do better in the quarter.

This is perhaps a great opportunity for Thomas Vanbauce to avenge his former historical partner Dorian de Meyer.

The match is scheduled for tomorrow at 18 p.m. French time.

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.