This Tuesday day was marked by several very close matches, but the one that caught our attention today on the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major, was the clash between Bastien Blanqué and Adrien Maigret against Carlos Pérez and Emiliano Iriart.
The Blanqué/Maigret pair, which benefits from a wild-card, knew she would have something to play against a pair from qualifying. Under an almost stifling heat and with a central committed to the cause of the French, the feat was possible.
Yes, but it started badly for the Blues, since the Italian-Spanish pair started the game with their feet on the floor by winning the first set with a score of 6-4. At that time, we saw the French pair badly embarked. But it was without counting on the resilience of our “Frenchies” who reversed the trend (and in what way!) in the second set that they won 6 games to 1. We were going to be entitled to a 3rd set.
With the heat intensifying and the spectators pushing more and more, the scales now tipped clearly in favor of the French. Each hot moment turned more or less in their direction, to the delight of the public.
They will finally impose themselves after a particularly controlled tie-break, and during which they will have taken advantage of each point to ignite even more the public who only asked for that. Final score: 4/6 6/1 7/6 (2).
As said in the introduction to this article, this day of Tuesday was particularly rich in matches with twists and turns. And many meetings could have claimed this title of “match of the day”. We can cite the enormous match between Luque/Sanz and Aliaga/Guerrero: victory for the former with a score of 6-3 3-6 7-6 (9). But also that of Scatena / Mercadal vs Cordoba / Lugo (final score 6-4 3-6 6-7 (0)) or the shock won by Bueno / Quilez against Icardo / Martinez: 5/7 7/5 7 /6 (6) !
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