A dramatic twist this afternoon at the World Padel Tour Master in the first men's semifinal between Fernando Belasteguin / Pablo Lima and Miguel Lamperti / Juani Mieres.

Abandon of Pablo Lima

The match was interrupted after the retirement of Pablo Lima. Indeed the Brazilian player suffered from kidney infection diagnosed more than a week ago, but he had made the decision to participate in the tournament.

A decision that will certainly be commented (and contested?) Soon in the press.

Pablo Lima was diagnosed with pyelonephritis at Dexeus University Hospital in Barcelona on December 5. This is a serious kidney infection. The doctors had warned the athlete that he had to stop all intense physical activity in case of fever as early as the 5 December.

During the 1er In this semi-final, Lima experienced symptoms of discomfort and fever. After certifying that he had more than 38,5 ° C from the medical service, the player was forced to leave the court and give up the tournament.

According to some medical staff on site and even some padel players, Pablo Lima should have withdrawn before the start of the competition and let another player take his place alongside Bela. The audience has also scolded loudly shouting "FUERA" (outside). Criticism addressed as much to the player Pablo Lima as to the organization. Recall that the ticket price is higher than 30 € and see more for certain categories. Many come with family ... it's expensive to add.

However, it is hard to imagine Pablo Lima making this decision alone. Bela has certainly validated this option as well as the whole Bela / Lima clan.

However, the pair was very much a part of this Master since she had won everything. She was even leading a break before the girl took Lima away. It is in addition to a second abandonment after the injury to the arm of the same Lima.

Let's not even talk about Bela who once again has to give up the tournament. We remember the health problems of Juan Martin Diaz, his former partner, forcing the pair to abandon in the semifinals while leading a set ...

It is therefore the pair Miguel Lamperti / Juani Mieres who will play the final on Sunday 18 December from 12.00 against Paquito / Sanyo.

The second semi-final was rather classic. Nothing special. She won in 2 sets (6 / 4 6 / 4) against Sanchez / Diaz.

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Franck Binisti

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.