Barely time to conclude the event in Saudi Arabia with the finals of the P1 Riyadh which will take place this Saturday when we will attack on Sunday the final phases of the Major in Doha, the “Ooredoo Qatar Major”, first of the four major tournaments on the circuit professional.

The men's draw in Doha will take place as always at the Khalifa International Tennis Complex with 56 pairs to start the main draw, including eight from the qualifications which started today and will end tomorrow... without French among the men.

Ale Galan / Juan Lebron will be seeded 1: in the second round, she will face the winners of Ortega / Piotto against Windahl / Marmolejo. Potentially, it will be in the round of 10 Yanguas/Garrido (7), in the quarter-final Ruiz/Tello (3), in the semi-final Stupaczuk/Di Nenno (5), the title holders in Qatar. Will we see a surprise, Momo Gonzalez and Fede Chingotto (XNUMX) in the semi-final after the poor performance in Saudi Arabia?

In the bottom half, a qualified pair or Rivera/Mercadal for Paquito Navarro and Sanyo Gutierrez, seeds 4, who seek an immediate revenge after their first round elimination in Riyadh. Second seeds Arturo Coello and Agustin Tapia will face either Zapata/Goenaga or Patiniotis/Dominguez, who beat Belasteguin/Capra in Riyadh, after having a first-round bye reserved for the top eight seeds.

In the women's category, the draw increases from 32 to 48 pairs compared to Riyadh, with the 16 seeds exempted from the first round. Once again, Ari Sanchez and Paula Josemaria are the 1 seeds, and they will debut against Canellas/Navarro Lopez-Barajas or wild cards Carla Fito Fernandez and 15-year-old Amanda Lopez Moral.

At the bottom, Delfi Brea and Bea Gonzalez (2) should face Varo Ramos/Alonso de Lera or Fassio/Borrero.

Gemma Triay will play with the very young Claudia Fernandez, she will be seeded 3. A pair that we will necessarily follow very closely.

They will start against the wild cards Al Nabhani/Gallo Frias or the French pair Collombon/Ginier. The main draw will begin on Sunday March 3 with the first round matches.

The finals, for their part, will be played on Friday 8. Let the show begin.

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.