Padel Magazine Whatever the quality of the court, the weather, or whatever, the result is always the same: A reign without sharing.
Juan Martín Díaz and Fernando Belasteguin again showed their superiority against the world number two. Juan and Bela have collected one more title in Lisbon. If we wanted to talk about numbers, we could say that this is the tenth title of the season, the 30e consecutive games without defeat or that on the last thirteen tournaments, they have lost only 3 once including twice in the finals. All these figures show one thing: Is there a pair able to compete against the current padel kings? Without taking too much risk, we can answer in the affirmative.
To return to this final against Juani Mieres and Pablo Lima, the princes were defeated in four sets (6 / 3, 2 / 6, 6 / 3 and 6 / 4) in just over 2 hours and 20 minutes. It was the ninth time they faced each other this year and after the big tournament with the world 2 numbers, we could expect an upheaval. But once again, the Kings have demonstrated that Sunday is a day reserved for them.
The public, in large numbers, met at the Racket Lisboa Center. He clearly chose his clan by obviously supporting the Brazilian, Pablo Lima.
Led 4-1 fairly quickly, Juan and Bela have quietly finished this set to win 6 / 3. It was then, that things went bad for the 1 numbers, since the princes had decided to put the 2e by leading 4 / 0 in the 2e set. Mieres and Lima were over-motivated and wanted to prove to the public that they had come to show their presence. Finally, the set was won 6 / 2.
It was expected then a big match of the two pairs, but again, after the win of the 2e set, Mieres and Pablo have dropped a little while the world number one played better. The third and 4e set were pocketed by Bela and Juan with no real big warning, except perhaps the break points saved in the beginning of 4e.
The Portuguese were able to see big show with the two best pairs in the world. We could not do better.
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.