Juani Mieres and Pablo Lima have finally managed to break this completely incredible streak of world number 1s.
Juan Martín Díaz and Fernando Belasteguin were beaten in the Final of the Castellon Open in four sets (2/6, 6/3, 6/3 and 6/3). The Princes of padel finally grab their first title of the season against an unbeaten pair in 19 games. That is to say.
It was also necessary to wait 13 months to see the world's two numbers take the lead against the padel kings in such an event and win it.
However, things had started well for me for the Princes of padel losing the first set 6/3. The start of the match reminded us of the many defeats of Mieres and Lima against Dias and Bela.
But the match took an unexpected turn as Mieres and Lima managed to lead 3-0 then 5-1 in the second set when they seemed hit by the loss of the first set. After finally breaking the world 1 numbers, they had to give up the second set.
This match was special because the level of play was rather low with many mistakes made by the finalists. In this game, it is the two world numbers that came out best with the gain of 3e set thanks to a break in the ninth game. Lima-Mieres were at a set of rescue!
The 4e set thus looked like 3e set. Bela and Dias seemed to be tired. This fatigue was illustrated by unusual mistakes. The world number two could have been deconcentrated. They did not do it by winning a new break in this last set final.
After 3 sets concluded by an 3 6 / 3, Mieres and Lima were able to breathe a great blow and enjoy this long-awaited trophy after countless defeats at this stage of the competition against their historical enemies.
The next stage will take place in Malaga!
Franck Binisti - Padel Magazine
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.