The result of this meeting was undecided from the beginning to the end. But the first P1000 Gentlemen of this season has its winners: Thomas Vanbauce and Simon Wagner.
It was a match very balanced between the number 4 seed, Vanbauce/Wagner and the number 2 seed, Hugounenq/Cancel. The two teams went blow for blow and it took 3 sets to decide between these two teams.
After almost two hours of play, it was finally the Vanbauce/Wagner pair who ended up winning: 7/6 1/6 6/4.
First set, Vanbauce/Wagner advantage
Simon Wagner and Thomas Vanbauce started this meeting very badly, broken in their first game of commitment. Their adversaries, Ludovic Cancel and Arthur Hugounenq, entered this meeting with a lot of ambitions.
However, the locals Simon and Thomas did not lose the thread of this meeting and got back on track quickly, putting the two teams back on an equal footing.
It was even the Bordeaux pair who offered the first set balls on the service of his opponents. 2 bullets well saved by Ludovic and Arthur, who obtained 2 set points the next game.
Finally, this first round ended in a tie-break. 6 additional set balls for Simon and Thomas, which they managed to conclude at the end of the 7e attempt.
A completely different look for the second act
Thomas and Simon lost some of their concentration at the start of the second round. Both players commit a lot more fouls than in the first set.
This completely revived Arthur Hugounenq and Ludovic Cancel who took advantage of mistakes of their adversaries. The games continued in favor of Hugounenq/Cancel who swept their opponents in the second set.
Second round score: 6/1.
Ludovic Cancel and Arthur Hugounenq continued on their good start at the start of the third round. They are the first to seize the service of their opponents in this decisive set and take another step towards victory.
It was without counting on the tenacity by Thomas Vanbauce and Simon Wagner. Back against the wall, the two locals did everything possible to come back to the score, losing in the process a very high quality game. While we may have thought they were lost in this encounter, they drew on their resources so as not to be left behind.
Finally, when it seemed like nothing could happen to them, Ludovic and Arthur were surprised by their opponents. A little against all expectations, after the physiognomy of the second set, Thomas and Simon broke at the best moment, to serve for the set.
Finally, a victory for the Wagner and Vanbauce premises, having won fewer points than their opponents ! They won the title of this first P1000 4Padel Maroon.
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.