Clearly, this start of the season spoils us with controversies, since a new refereeing decision created discord during the match Galan/Chingotto - Goenaga/Zapata.

We are in the third decisive set of this meeting. Fede Chingotto is serving and leads 5/2 30/0 alongside Alejandro Galan. When the Argentinian serves, Enrique Goenaga and Teo Zapata the fault announcement, unlike the referee... they request video refereeing.

The referee therefore awaits instructions of the video and, after a short moment, declares on the microphone: “The review says we don't have the means to make a decision. Therefore, the arbitrator's decision stands."

Point for Alejandro Galan and Federico Chingotto, which therefore offer themselves three match balls. At the net, Galan confirms that he saw the ball good to Enrique Goenaga, while Teo Zapata complains to the referee. It doesn't change anything and it's 40/0.

The match ends on the next point.

This scene seems a little surreal, when we know the means implemented at each tournament. In any case, Fede Chingotto and Ale Galan are doing well. They qualify for their first ever quarter-final together !

Find the quarter-final program here.

Gwenaelle Souyri

It was his brother who one day told him to accompany him on a track. padel, since then, Gwenaëlle has never left the court. Except when it comes to going to watch the broadcast of Padel Magazine, World Padel Tour… or Premier Padel…or the French Championships. In short, she is a fan of this sport.