After the stage of the National Padel Cup at the Chassieu Tennis Club, then the paddle tournament of the Pope, the Padel Club of Lyon also offered his first tournament of the season. Back on this padel tournament under the unusual and generous pen of Jérôme Bécasset and Jean Marc Herard.
Imagine yourself on the stage of the latest fashionable musical, among the artists, just before the curtain rises ...
What better point of view to enjoy the show will you tell me? And you'll be right, but by the time it's going to take your turn to replicate, sing and dance like all those talented people around you it's going to get complicated!
Well here is a glimpse of what I felt when I started the second FFT sanctioned tournament staged by the Padel Club of Lyon on one of the most beautiful scenes of padel French Padel Central Lyon the 26 and 27 September latest.
The casting : "All the guys except…"
Regarding the cast, apart from the now N ° 423 ranking Johan BERGERON WPT / Pierre Étienne MORILLON, all the stars of Padel Rhône-Alpin were present.
If the recent winners of the impeccable Rilleux tournament Justin LOPES / François AUTHIER and League champions Simon DESLIENS and Serge REISINGER target the leading roles, relegating to the rank of second knife Arnaud TABONI and Roman DUBOST CHAVIER would be a mistake.
As guest star of this prestigious cast, the best pair Poitevine Alexandre LERUSTE / Jérôme BŒUF, recent double stage winners Padel Infiny Tour.
For my part, simple appearing, along with my teammate Pierre-Laurent CHANAL, in the manner of a Jean Pascal incorporating the Star-Ac without knowing or singing or dancing, our goal at this tournament is primarily to take pleasure and avoid the flop at every meeting!
The density of the painting
Given the density of the table, the first day's pool matches were more than a dress rehearsal.
Indeed, if protected by their ranking tennis, the first two seeded LOPES / AUTHIER and TABONI / CHAVIER should enter only during the quarterfinals on Sunday; all the other pairs to win their place under the sunlight in a pool match (two hens of 5).
4 pairs were eliminated and forgot their dreams of glory on Saturday.
Lastly, three, because here there is no public vote to catch me, the intruder with the rattling voice, the darling of the housewife under 50ans. In addition my housewife to me is not even 40ans .... (My darling if you read me I kiss you ...).
In Pool A, REISINGER / DESLIENS deliver a recital without false notes and logically end in mind.
Behind, we find the Grenoblois Clément ARCANGELI / Fabrice CHAIX and local BOUAZIZ / LAGUNA who will return Sunday on the big stage for the quarter finals.
The deserving Jérôme XAMBEU / Thomas CLEMENT will have to be satisfied to return to make their scales in complementary table, for only one small game of difference in the classification.
A note in this same table, the absence of Josselyn COLOMBET / Samuel RICCI yet come to learn
In Pool B, David MIOTTO / Jean Yves LEVRAT's first role ahead of LERUSTE / BOEUF and Olivier CARLIER / Mathieu HORTEUR who have struggled to justify their number-one box 4.
As expected, Thibault PERREON / Benoît TORCK and CHANAL / BECASSET benefit from a unique point of view on the show and see the balls fuse and points, games and matches scroll.
Classification matches and high class
On Sunday, in the first part, the pair XAMBEU / CLEMENT ranks 9ème.
On the side of the main draw, no surprises for the quarter and semifinals.
The finalists provide the show, in a match as spectacular as tight.
In the first act (6-2) the regularity of the duo LOPES / AUTHIER surpasses the aggressiveness of DESLIENS / REISINGER, strongly applauded by the public during the second round won 6-3.
In the third and final set, the scenario tinged with dramaturgy and suspense leads to a happy-end (7-5) for Justin LOPES and François AUTHIER who thus take their second tournament in two weeks!
If there is need for further evidence of the sportsmanship and selflessness that reigns in our discipline, note the gesture of Serge REISINGER, who, on the match ball of the final misses his volley, being the only one to to have seen his ball graze the fence. Hat Monsieur!
Direction of the French paddle championships
See you all fans of padel, lovers of beautiful pieces and big numbers, the 16, 17 and 18 next October for the first "oscars" of the French padel, FFT era.
Jérôme Bécasset and Jean Marc Herard
Jérôme Béasset is the Paquito Navarro of the team Padel Magazine. Offensive on all topics of the padel world, he comes back on many topics with an ever-attentive eye.