The French beat the Belgian 2 1 in the semi-finals in a very tense atmosphere.
The first match is Jérôme Ferrandez and Simon Desliens who face Olivier Rochus and Jérémy Gala. It was a very complicated match for the French because not only Olivier Rochus did not make a single mistake on his right side but in addition he had to succeed his lobes because Jeremy Gala was unstoppable smashs. Victory of the Belgians in 2 sets (6 / 3 7 / 6)
Part on bad bases, France had no choice but to win his other two games.
Robin Haziza and Jérémy Scatena went into action against a pair that made the French champions tremble: Laurent Jeuniaux and Laurent Montoisy. This match could have gone from one side to the other, but France managed to hold on. French side, it's complicated especially because of a Jeremy Scatena who must do with the weapons of the day, that is to say, a basket of smashes particularly thin. Robin stays true to himself with his playful playing and tactical sense.
On the Belgian side, Montoisy is very scary… the smahs hit the mark almost every time and he usually wins his diagonal against Scatena which does not happen often. Jeuniaux is just brilliant in his role with very little waste, but maybe a little extra edge on some shots could have tipped the scales.
In the end, after a tense, complicated and decisive match, France won in 3 sets, 7 / 5 in the tie-break of 3e.
The 3e match is a formality for Alexis Salles and Cédric Carité against Chistophe Rochus and Alec Witheur. (6 / 2 6 / 4)
Chopped match, especially on the Belgian side. Alec Witheur, known for his very powerful bullets in the smash, had certainly forgotten them in Belgium and even Christophe Rochus seemed a little resigned, he who is nevertheless a master of regularity in his diagonal.
Direction the final against Sweden, where France will be big favorite. This cup extends the hands to France, be careful not to spoil it by a surplus of confidence. Sweden beat Portuguese 3 / 0 in the semifinals, although it was greatly diminished by the absence of its cadres in conflict with the local federation, but it had to be done anyway.
Tomorrow, the French will play Portugal. It would be unique in padel history to see both French teams win the European team padel championships.
Go France !
Franck Binisti - PADEL MAGAZINE
Tomorrow's program: Schedule Sunday 6 December
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.