It was an unprecedented final in Limoges, for this P1000 4Padel. Maxime Joris et Simon Wagner (TS1) faced Alexis Coulombeau et Robin Roux, outsiders of the tournament.
The poster appeared unbalanced on paper as the ranking gap was significant on the ground. However, there will have been a fight in this match which you will have been able to follow on Padel MagTV.
In a match that lasted more than two hours, Maxime Joris and Simon Wagner managed to reverse the trend of this meeting to win in three rounds. Victory 4/6 6/4 6/4.
Roux/Coulombeau creates a surprise
In the first set, no one would have put a coin on Robin Roux and Alexis Coulombeau... at the start of the match. As in their semi-final, Maxime Joris and Simon Wagner separate by breaking first in this match.
But like this morning, the 1st seed suffers the return of his adversaries. Without rushing, they regained the break by winning a golden point which they knew how to maneuver perfectly.
At 5-4 for Coulombeau/Roux, the Joris/Wagner pair is serving. While we think about the 1st seed calm on his service game, she is surprised once again by the quality of the feedback from outsiders. Against all odds, on a new golden point, Alexis Coulombeau and Robin Roux win the first set.
Maxime Joris and Simon Wagner equalize
At the start of the second set, the games were balanced. At 5e game, while the two teams are at 2 all, Simon Wagner and Maxime Joris put a little more into their shot. We feel that the 1st seed wants to take the lead again in this meeting. What she does since the Wagner/Joris pair breaks and leads 3-2.
The curse is broken for Simon Wagner and Maxime Joris. They who could not manage to hold a break without being undone behind, finally manage to get the set.
After half an hour of play, seed 1, Wagner/Joris, equalizes at a set everywhere. This final is therefore heading straight towards a decisive round!
Wagner/Joris at the end of the fight
In this third act, the first break opportunities are for the Roux/Coulombeau pair, at 3-2. Both opportunities are missed by outsiders.
In the following game, it was Simon Wagner and Maxime Joris who several break points. Unlike his opponents, the 1st seed does not let his opportunities slip away and therefore take the lead in this third round.
There will not be an umpteenth remontada for Alexis Coulombeau and Robin Roux. Despite a very nice final and a very good level, they lacked a little something to win. For Simon Wagner and Maxime Joris, it is ultimately with the title in their pocket as they leave Limoges. But whatit was hard for the big favorites who will not have had the right to an easy tournament!
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.